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Studies

Ek et al. (2008): study FI Northern Finland 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Ek, E; Järvelin, MR; Koiranen, M; Raatikka, VP; Taanila, A
Title:
Psychosocial Factors as Mediators between Migration and Subjective Well-Being among Young Finnish Adults.
Source:
Social Science & Medicine, 2008, Vol. 66, 1545 -1556

Investigation

Public:
31-aged general public, Finland, 1997-1998
Survey name:
FI-Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5696
Non Response:
21%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self-report on single question

Are you satisfied with life in general?
1: unsatisfied
2: moderate satisfied
3: very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-3-d
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
1547, 1549
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 21%,   2: 68%,   3: 11%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.10 6.96

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Migration Recently moved Living in Rural vs. Urban area Rural vs urban dwelling Education Level of school-education Employment history Earlier (un)employment Social support Amount of current support received Active coping strategies Current coping-style Passive coping strategies Current coping-style Attitude towards the future Current hope
Optimistic