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Studies

Heukamp & Arino (2011): study ZZ World samples 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Heukamp, F.H.; Arino, M.A.
Title:
Does Country Matter for Subjective Well-Being?
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2011, 100: 155 - 170

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, 64 countries, 1981-2004
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 114281
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Page in publication:
159
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.91 6.91
SD:
2.30 2.30

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Health Global health rating Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Education Development of one's employment Unemployed Current employment arrangement Age Current age (in years) Church Participation in church God Belief in god Membership Membership of voluntary organizations No cheat Honest Trust Trusting
Trust in people
Relative income Current income level (unspecified) Life expectation Life-expectancy in the nation Natality rate in the country where one lives Population growth in nation Muslim Religion in nation Corruption in the country where one lives Corruption in nation Latitude of the country where one lives Current geographical conditions in nation