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Studies

Diener & Tay (2015): study ZZ 2005

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 Polls
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1229431
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
In addtion Interview: telephone (CATI)

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:
Subjective well-being (SWB)
Page in publication:
136
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 5.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Annual income Average income in nation GDP Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc) Have internet Internet connections in nation Have television Number of TV channels in nation Have electricity Quality\quantity of facilities in nation Have computer Informatization in nation Hungry Malnutrition in nation No food Malnutrition in nation No shelter Homelessness in nation Health problem Physical health in nation Life expectency Life-expectancy in the nation Satisfaction with environment preserved Satisfaction with environmental protection Satisfaction with good air quality Satisfaction with natural environment Satisfaction with good water quality Satisfaction with water supply in nation Corruption Corruption in nation
Perceived corruption in nation
Freedom Satisfaction with freedom in nation Child respect Attitudes to treatment of children in nation Count on others Helping in nation Immigrants treated well Perceived treatment of migrants in nation Honest election Attitudes to the state in nation LS GINI Inequality in happiness in nation
Trend in general public
Trend inequality of happiness in era
Annual income GINI Income inequality in nation