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Studies

Inglehart et al. (2008): study GB 2006

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, United Kingdom, 2006
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 5
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1038
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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: 1.2%,   2: 5.2%,   3: 42.7%,   4: 50.7%   (total 99.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.43 8.01
SD:
0.65 1.64
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
Page in publication:
v22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.8%,   2: 0.2%,   3: 1%,   4: 1.6%,   5: 6.6%,   6: 9.4%,   7: 20.5%,   8: 33.3%,   9: 15.4%,   10: 10.9%   (total 99.7%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.60 7.33
SD:
1.61 1.79