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Studies

Diener et al. (1993): study ZZ World samples 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Diener, E.; Diener, M.; Sandvik, E.; Seidlitz, L.
Title:
The Relationship between Income and Subjective Well-Being: Relative or Absolute?
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1993, Vol. 28, 195 - 223

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged students, 39 countries, 1984-1986
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 18032
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking everything in your life into consideration, how happy are you?
1 extremely unhappy
2  very unhappy
3  unhappy
4  happy nor unhappy
5  happy
6  very happy
7 extremely happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-h
Page in publication:
213
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here are some features of people’s lives affecting them today.  Please indicate how satisfied you are with each of them....
How satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole?
1  very dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
3  a little dissatisfied
4  about evenly balanced
5  a little satisfied
6  somewhat satisfied
7  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-f

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GNP/person Gnp per capita (raw) Economic growth Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline