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Kaliterna Lipovcan & Prizmic-Larsen (2006): study HR 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Kaliterna Lipovcan, L.J.; Prizmic-Larsen, Z.
Title:
What makes Croats Happy? Predictors of Happiness in Representative Sample.
Source:
Delle Fave, A.;Ed.: "Dimensions of Well- Being. Research and Intervention, Franco Angeli, 2006, Milan, Italy, 53 - 59

Investigation

Public:
18+aged, general public, Croatia, 2003
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 1242
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
in respondent 's home at 125 locations all over Croatia

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Use the list below to answer the following question: IN GENERAL, HOW HAPPY OR UNHAPPY DO YOU USUALLY FEEL? Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness.
10  extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic!)
9    very happy (feeling really good and elated!)
8    pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good)
7    mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful)
6    slightly happy ( just a bit above neutral)
5    slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral)
4    mildly unhappy (just a bit low)
3    pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down)
2    very unhappy ( depressed, spirits very low)
1    extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down)

Name: Fordyce's overall happiness item.
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-v-10-a
Author's label:
Overall Happiness
Page in publication:
11
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.10 6.78
SD:
1.86 2.07

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Economic status Current income level (unspecified) Satisfaction with Standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with Health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with Achievement in life Satisfaction with goal-achievement
LIFE GOALS
Satisfaction with Relationship with family and friends Satisfaction with family
Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with Feelings of physical safety Perceived safety in vinicity
Feeling secure (vs threatened)
Satisfaction with Acceptance by community Attitude to vinicity