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Studies

Helliwell & Huang (2008): study US 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Helliwell, J.F.; Huang, H.
Title:
Well-Being and Trust in the Workplace.
Source:
NBER Working Paper No 14589, 2008, Cambridge, USA

Investigation

Public:
Working population, USA, 2001
Survey name:
US-Social Capital Benchmark Survey
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 13000
Non Response:
Assessment:

not reported

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, would you say you are ..?
4  very happy
3  happy
2  not very happy
1  not happy at all
-  don't know
-  refused
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-n
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.33
SD:
0.58

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Frequency of attending religious services Participation in church Household income Household income Trust in coworkers Co-worker support
Trust in colleagues
Self-perceived health status Self-perceived health Male Sex (male vs female) Age group Current age (in years) Marital status MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS Education Level of school-education Contacts with family member outside household Contacts with relatives Contacts with friends Current contacts with friends Contacts with neighbours Current contacts Number of memberships or extent of activity Current activity level Trust in general Current trust Trust in neighbours Trust in people Trust or confidence in police Trust in institutions Importance of religion Attitudes to religion