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Studies

Inglehart et al. (2008): study CO 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Inglehart, R.; Foa, R.; Peterson, C.
Title:
Development, Freedom, and Rising Happiness.
Source:
Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2008, Vol. 3, 264 - 285

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Colombia, 2005
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 5
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3025
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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.5%,   2: 0.7%,   3: 0.7%,   4: 1.3%,   5: 5.7%,   6: 5.2%,   7: 11%,   8: 19.9%,   9: 16%,   10: 37.9%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.30 8.11
SD:
1.95 2.16
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.9%,   2: 12%,   3: 38.2%,   4: 48.7%   (total 99.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.35 7.75
SD:
0.72 1.92