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Studies

Kaliterna Lipovcan & Prizmic-Larsen (2016): study HR 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Kaliterna Lipovcan, L.J.; Prizmic-Larsen, Z.
Title:
What Differs between Happy and Unhappy People?
Source:
Springerplus, 2016, Vol. 5, 225 - 240

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged happy and unhappy people, Croatia, 2008
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 800
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
The respondents were told that responses were anonymous

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"Generally speaking, how (much) do you feel happy? What score do you give if we put ten for 'extremely happy, zero for extremely unhappy' and five for neither happy nor unhappy'?"
10 extremely happy
9
8
7
6
5  neither happy nor unhappy
4
3
2
1
0  extremely unhappy
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
7
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?
0  extremely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely satisfied
-    don't know
-   no answer
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Happy group: Mean = 8.9, SD = 1.77
Unhappy group: Mean = 3.2, SD = 2.08
Page in publication:
7

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Education Level of school-education Per capita household income Household income Health Self-perceived health Leisure activities Current leisure activity
Current leisure time
Specific leisure activities
Involvement in the community life Current total social participation
Attitude to vinicity
Trust in people Trust in people Trust in the institutions Trust in institutions Life Satisfaction O-SL by M-FH Personal Wellbeing Index Satisfaction with multiple domains of life National Wellbeing Index Satisfaction with living conditions in nation