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Gallup (2008a): study AE 2006 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Gallup,
Title:
Gallup World View.
Source:
The Gallup Organization, 2008, New York, USA

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, United Arab Emirates, 2006
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll2006
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
 
 Now please think about yesterday from the morning until the end of the day. Think about where you were what you were doing who you were with and how you felt.
 Would you like to have more days just like yesterday?
 0   no
 1   yes
 
 Computation: % yes
 
 This question does not measure hedonic level of affect of individual persons adequately, since yesterday's mood does not always correspond with average mood in the last few weeks. Yet this question can be used for measuring hedonic level in agregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
Classification:
A-AOL-yd-sq-v-2-a
Remarks:
72% yes
 Non-Arabs excluded (more than 50% of the adult population).
Observed distribution:
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
72.00
Full text:
Selfreport on 14 questions
 
 Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday? How about..
 A  enjoyment?
 B  physical pain
 C  worry
 D  sadness
 E  stress
 F  anger
 G  depression
 H  love
 
 Now please think about YESTERDAY, from the morning until the end of the day. Think of where you were, what you were doing and how you felt.
 I    Did you feel well rested yesterday?
 J   Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday?
 K  Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday?
 L  Would you like to have more days just like yesterday?
 M  Were you proud of something you did yesterday?
 N   Were you treated with respect all day yesterday?
 
 Rated:
 1  yes
 0 no
 -  no answer, don't know
 
 Computation:
 - Average % positive affect = (A+H+I+J+K+L+M+N)/8
 - Average % negative affect = (B+C+D+E+F+G)/6
 - Affect Balance = Average % positive affect - Average % negative affect
 
 
 These questions do not measure hedonic level of affect of individual persons adequately, since yesterday's mood does not always correspond with typical average mood. Yet these questions can be used for measuring hedonic level in agregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
Classification:
A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b
Remarks:
Average % positive affect:   70%,  Average % negative affect: 25%, Affect Balance Score: 45%
 Non-Arabs excluded (more than 50% of the adult population).
Observed distribution:
On original range -100 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
45.00