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Studies

DeNeve (2011): study US 2001

Publication

Author(s):
DeNeve, J.E.
Title:
Functional Polymorphism (5 - HTTLPR) in the Serotin Transporter Gene is Associated with Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from a US nationally representative sample.
Source:
Journal of Human Genetics, 2011, Vol. 56, 456 - 459

Investigation

Public:
Young adults, USA, 2001-2002
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2574
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-r
Remarks:
Data from Add Health website (www.cpn.unc.edu/addhealth)
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.6%,   2: 3.5%,   3: 12.6%,   4: 46.8%,   5: 36.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.15 8.11
SD:
0.81 1.73

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding serotonin transporter gene serotin transporter gene