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Keck & Delhey (2004): study PT 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Keck, W.; Delhey, J.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, "Quality of Life in Europe. First European Quality of Life Survey 2003 ", 2004, Dublin, Ireland, Chapter 7

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Portugal, 2003
Survey name:
EU-EQLS 2003
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
41.2
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days? Please tell me on a scale of 1 to 10, where one means very dissatisfied and 10 means very satisfied
10 very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b
Page in publication:
61
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.4%,   2: 3.2%,   3: 5.7%,   4: 6.4%,   5: 23.7%,   6: 14.3%,   7: 20.4%,   8: 13.2%,   9: 5.6%,   10: 4.2%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.97 5.52
SD:
2.07 2.30
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together on a scale of one to 10, how happy would you say you are? Here one means you are very unhappy and 10 means you are very happy
10 very happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b
Page in publication:
61
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.9%,   2: 1.8%,   3: 3.3%,   4: 4%,   5: 16.7%,   6: 15.3%,   7: 16.8%,   8: 21.5%,   9: 7.5%,   10: 12.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.85 6.50
SD:
2.02 2.24