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Gallup & Kettering (1976c): study ZZ South Sahara Africa 1976

Publication

Author(s):
Gallup & Kettering,
Title:
Human Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey. Table Books: Africa: Vol.1 & Vol. 2.
Source:
Charles F. Kettering Foundation and Gallup International Research Institutes, 1976, USA

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, sub Sahara African countries, 1976
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 914
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"To indicate how you feel about your life at this time, would you use this card? Suppose the top of the mountain represents the best life you can imagine, and the bottom step of the mountain represents the worst possible life you can imagine. On which step of the mountain would you say you personally feel you stand at this time? - assuming that the higher the step the better you feel about your life, and the lower the step the worse you feel about it. Just point to the step that comes closest to how you feel"
10  best possible life
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  worst possible life

(Mountain scale not reproduced here)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-m-11-a
Author's label:
Striving scale position - Today
Page in publication:
nn
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.7%,   2: 4.7%,   3: 8.2%,   4: 12.4%,   5: 18.6%,   6: 18.1%,   7: 18%,   8: 8.5%,   9: 6.3%,   10: 1%,   11: 1%   (total 99.5%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.62 4.62
SD:
2.06 2.06
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d
Author's label:
Personal Happiness
Page in publication:
nn
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 31%,   2: 49.8%,   3: 18.5%   (total 99.3%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.87 6.27
SD:
0.69 1.79
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"Now taking everything about your life into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life today?"
10 satisfied
9
8
7
6

5
4

3
2
1
0  dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-m-11-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction levels-personal life
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.3%,   2: 2.8%,   3: 10%,   4: 15%,   5: 13%,   6: 16.5%,   7: 17%,   8: 12.5%,   9: 7.2%,   10: 3.5%,   11: 0.8%   (total 99.6%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.91 4.91
SD:
2.12 2.12

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Age at end of formal education Level of school-education Social Class 'Objective' socio-economic status Occupation Current occupation
Full-time home maker
'Objective' socio-economic status
Household Income Household income Economic class 'Objective' socio-economic status Race Ethnic status in regions Religion Current religious denomination