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Gallup (2008a): study JM 2006 /1

Publication

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

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Jamaica, 2006
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll2006
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 536
Non Response:
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:
76% yes
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
76.00
Full text:
Selfreport on 11 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

Did you yesterday..?
H feel well rested
I  smile and laugh a lot
J  learn or do something interesting
K were you treated with respect all day yesterday

Rated:
1: yes
0: no

Computation:
- Average % positive affect = (A+H)+I+J+K)/5
- 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-o
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -100 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
55.00