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Studies

Ferriss (2002a): study US 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Ferriss, A.L.
Title:
Does Material Well-Being affect Non-Material Well-Being.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2002, Vol. 60, 275 - 280

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1966
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 2544
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
General Happiness
Page in publication:
278
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 11.9%,   2: 58.2%,   3: 30%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.18 5.91
SD:
0.62 3.11

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Family income Household income