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Studies

Diener (1995a): study ZZ 1946

Publication

Author(s):
Diener, E.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being in Cross-Cultural Perspective.
Source:
Grad, H.;et al;Eds.: "Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology", Swets & Zeitlinger, 1995, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 43 nations, 1946-1992
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 43
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on different single questions

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale
- scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing
- scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
Classification:
M-CO---sq-*-11-a
Author's label:
Last national subjective well-being
Remarks:
This measure combines responses two questions about 'happiness' and 'life satisfaction'. In the itme bank of this database, these types of questions are not considered as equivalent. Hence the catalog of happiness in nations presents these meansures separately
Page in publication:
8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.40 6.40
SD:
1.23 1.23
Full text:
Self report on single question

Various items using the term happiness

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale

Scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing

Scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
Classification:
O-HL---sq-nt-11-b
Author's label:
Prior happiness survey
Page in publication:
10
Full text:
Self report on single question

Various items using the term 'satisfaction with life'

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale
- scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing
- scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
Classification:
O-SLW---sq-*-11-a
Author's label:
Prior Satisfaction survey
Page in publication:
10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Homicide rate Crime on nation Homogeneity Social homogeneity in vinicity
Ethnic diversity in vinicity
Income Economic affluence in nation The fulfilment of basic needs Quality\quantity of facilities in nation Individualism Individualism/collectivism in nation Human rights Human-rights protection in nation Yearly hours of sun Climate