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Studies

Joshanloo (2018a): study ZZ World samples 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Joshanloo, M.
Title:
Income satisfaction is less predictive of life satisfaction in individuals who believe their lives have meaning or purpose: A 94-nation study
Source:
Personality and Individual Differences, 2018, Vol. 129, 92-94

Investigation

Public
15+ aged, 94 nations, 2006-2007
Survey name
INT-Gallup World Polls
Sample
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents
N = 97739
Non Response
Assessment
Multiple assesment methods
face-to-face and phone interviews

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction (LS)
Page in publication:
93

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income satisfaction (HHIS) Sufficiency of current income Purpose in life Questions on both meaning and purpose in life Age Current age (in years) Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Religiosity Concern about religion