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Studies

Guillen-Royo (2008): study PE 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Guillen-Royo, M.
Title:
Consumption and Subjective Wellbeing: Exploring Basic Needs, Social Comparison, Social Integration and Hedonism in Peru.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 89, 535 - 555

Investigation

Public:
General public, 7 poor communities, Peru, 2005
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 399
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Page in publication:
540
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 19.6%,   2: 68.4%,   3: 12%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.92 6.50
SD:
0.56 1.45

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Religion Current religious denomination Cohabiting Living with spouse Chronic illness Chronic illness Self-employed Self employed Homemaker Works at home
Full-time home maker
Intermediate needs Material standard of living
Absolute level
Current resources
Expenditure Absolute level
Relative level to others
Motives for consumption Consumption aspirations/motives Location Rural vs urban dwelling