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Studies

Guillen-Royo & Velazco (2012): study PE 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Guillen-Royo, M.; Velazco, J.
Title:
Happy Villages and Unhappy Slums? Understanding Happiness Determinants in Peru.
Source:
Selin, H.; Davey, G; Eds.: "Happiness Across Cultures. Views of Happiness and Quality of Life in Non-Western Cultures Across Cultures. The History of Non-Western Science 6.", Springer, 2012, New York, USA, 253 - 270

Investigation

Public:
General public, Peruvian corridor region, Peru, 2005
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 251
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 16.6%,   2: 73%,   3: 9.4%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.93 6.36
SD:
0.51 1.30

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Years of education Years schooling Migrant Recently moved Household expenditure Consumption level Average expenditure in community Consumption in vicinity Relative in official position Earlier socio-economic status Rural-urban living Rural dwelling (vs urban) View on happiness Concept of happiness Chronic illness Chronic illness Summed effects Various combinations of current conditions