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Inglehart et al. (2008): study HK 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, Hong Kong, 2005
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 5
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1252
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: 0.5%,   2: 15.4%,   3: 76.7%,   4: 6.9%   (total 99.5%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.90 6.77
SD:
0.48 1.49
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
Remarks:
Valid responses 1244
Page in publication:
v22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.8%,   2: 1.8%,   3: 3.9%,   4: 6.2%,   5: 15.3%,   6: 21.7%,   7: 18.8%,   8: 17.7%,   9: 6.8%,   10: 5.4%   (total 99.4%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.41 6.01
SD:
1.93 2.14