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Studies

Daly et al. (2011): study ZZ Western nations 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Daly, M.C.; Oswald, A.J.; Wilson, D.; Wu, S.
Title:
Dark Contrasts: The Paradox of High Rates of Suicide in Happy Places.
Source:
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2011, Vol. 80, 435 - 442

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, Western Countries, 2005-2008
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 5
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 0
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.5%,   2: 2.5%,   3: 4.6%,   4: 5.4%,   5: 13.4%,   6: 11.3%,   7: 16%,   8: 19.6%,   9: 10.1%,   10: 12.5%   (total 98.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.71 6.34
SD:
2.34 2.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Suicide rates in Western countries Suicide in region