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Studies

Hernandez Plaza et al. (2005): study ES 2000 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Hernandez Plaza, S.; Alonso Morillejo, E.; Martos Mendez, M.J.; Pozo Munoz, C.
Title:
Estructura y Funciones del Apoyo Social en un Colectivo de Immigrantes Marroquies. (Structure and Functions of Social Support of Moroccan Immigrants).
Source:
Anales de Psicologia, 2005, Vol. 21, 304 - 315

Investigation

Public:
Moroccan immigrants, Spain, 2000
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents:
N = 100
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Face to face interviews were conducted by the first author of this article, with the collaboration of seven Moroccan mediators who translated the questions into Arabic when necessary and gave access to the sample

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on four questions:

Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life
D  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life

Answers rated:
5 strongly agree
4 slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation:(A+B+C+D)/4
Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
Classification:
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Remarks:
Spanish version of the Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale, blindly back translated from English to Spanish by Goodwin and Hernandez (2000)
Page in publication:
413-414
Error estimates:
Cronbach's alpha=0.80
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.71
SD:
0.85

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Time living in the country Time since migration