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Inglehart et al. (2008): study JP 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, Japan, 2005
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 5
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1096
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

On the whole, now, do you think you are happy or not?
4  very happy
3  somewhat happy
2  not so happy
1  absolutely not happy
-   don't know
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-p
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.1%,   2: 8.9%,   3: 58.9%,   4: 28.4%   (total 97.3%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.18 7.42
SD:
0.63 1.67
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: 0.9%,   2: 1.1%,   3: 3.7%,   4: 3.5%,   5: 8.4%,   6: 15.6%,   7: 20%,   8: 27.5%,   9: 13.3%,   10: 4.6%   (total 98.6%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.99 6.66
SD:
1.81 2.01