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Studies

DeNeve et al. (2012): study US 2001

Publication

Author(s):
DeNeve, J.E.; Christakis, N.A.; Fowler, J.H.; Frey, B.S.
Title:
Genes, Economics and Happiness.
Source:
Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 2012, Vol. 5, 193 - 211

Investigation

Public:
Young adults, USA, 2001
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 15197
Non Response:
13
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
At home

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
Author's label:
satisfaction with life as a whole
Page in publication:
5
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 Monozygotic vs same sex dizygotic twins Twin or triplet child