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Studies

Inglehart et al. (2008): study ML 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, Mali, 2005
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 5
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1534
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: 2.7%,   2: 13.5%,   3: 43.6%,   4: 39%   (total 98.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.20 7.38
SD:
0.77 2.11
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 cases; 1430
Page in publication:
v22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7.4%,   2: 2%,   3: 5.1%,   4: 6.2%,   5: 21.4%,   6: 10%,   7: 12%,   8: 9.6%,   9: 6.3%,   10: 13.2%   (total 93.2%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.09 5.66
SD:
2.59 2.88