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Graham & Nikolova (2013a): study ZZ Various nation sets 2010 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Graham, C.; Nikolova, M.
Title:
Does Access to Information Technology make People Happier? Insights from Well-Being Surveys from Around the World
Source:
Journal of Socio Economics, 2013, Vol 44, 126 -139

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public. Middle East and North African nations 2010- 2012
Survey name:
INT-GallupWorldPoll2012
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 1000000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
The surveys are face-to-face in countries where telephone coverage is limited, and by telephone in those where it is universal (primarily the OECD countries).

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Best Possible Life (BPL)
Page in publication:
15
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.50 5.50
SD:
2.16 2.16

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Access to information and communication technology Communication devices Age Current age (in years) Female Sex (male vs female) Married Married state (compared to non-married states) High School Education or Higher Level of school-education Household Income Household income Employed Full Time Current employment status Urban Area Rural dwelling (vs urban) Child in Household Children in the household Household Size Number of persons in household
Family size
Learned or Did Something Interesting Yesterday Current interests
Studying