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Studies

Diener & Tay (2015): study ZZ 2005 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Diener, E.; Tay, L.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being and Human Welfare Around the World as Reflected in the Gallup World Poll.
Source:
International Journal of Psychology, 2015, Vol. 50, 135 - 149

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 164 nations, 2005-2013
Survey name:
Gallup World Poll 2005-2013
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1229431
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
N=163
Page in publication:
138
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:
5.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Annual income Average income in nation GDP Gross National Product Have internet Internet connections in nation Have television Mass media in nation Have electricity Electricity supply in nation Have computer PC ownnership in nation Hungry Nutrition in nation
Malnutrition in nation
No food Nutrition in nation
Malnutrition in nation
No shelter Homelessness in nation Health problems Physical health in nation Life expectancy Life-expectancy in the nation Environment preserved Satisfaction with environmental protection Good air quality Satisfaction with air quality Good water quality Satisfaction with water quality Count on others Trust in nation
Social cohesion in nation
Corruption Corruption in nation
Perceived corruption in nation
Freedom Freedom in nations
Perceived freedom in nation
Children respected Attitudes to treatment of children in nation Immigrants treated well Perceived treatment of migrants in nation Honest elections Satisfaction with moral climate
Satisfaction with government in nation
GINI Life Satisfaction Inequality of happiness in nations
Inequality of apparent livability in nation
GINI Annual Income Income inequality in nation