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Studies

Gallup (2015a): study ZZ World samples 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Gallup,
Title:
Global Emotions. 2015.
Source:
Report Gallup, 2015, New York, USA

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 153 nations, 2007
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll2007
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 153000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Interviews by telephone and face-to-face.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

A  Did you feel well-rested yesterday?
B  Were you treated with respect yesterday?
C  Did you smile and laugh a lot yesterday
D  Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday?

Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT of the day yesterday?
E  How about enjoyment?
F  How about physical pain?
G  How about worry?
H  How about sadness?
I    How about stress?
J   How about anger?

Rated:
0: no
1: yes

Computation:
- Average % positive affect = (A+B+C+D+E)/5
- Average % negative affect = (F+G+H+I+J)/5
- 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.

Transformation to 0-10 scale: (percent abs)*0.05 + 5
Classification:
A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb
Author's label:
Positive and negative experience index
Remarks:
PA: 68%, NA: 23%
Page in publication:
2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -100 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
45.00