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Studies

Esaiasson et al. (2019): study CH 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Esaiasson, P.; Dahlberg, S.; Kokkonen, A.
Title:
In Pursuit of Happiness: Life satisfaction Drives Political Support
Source:
European Journal of Political Research, 2019, online, 1 - 20

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, followed yearly 1999 - 2013
Survey name:
CH-SHP pooled waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 23561
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life?
0  not at all
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h
Author's label:
SWB, satisfaction with life.
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.22%,   2: 0.24%,   3: 1.36%,   4: 6.41%,   5: 0.82%,   6: 4.15%,   7: 4.23%,   8: 14.83%,   9: 36.04%,   10: 17.46%,   11: 14.23%   (total 99.99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.63 7.63
SD:
1.94 1.94

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Recent stress + earlier happiness Summed effect of earlier conditions Recent termination of personal relationship Specific earlier life-events
Recent divorce/separation
Change satisfaction with democracy Later political behavior
Satisfaction with democracy in nation
Change in satisfaction with democracy in nation