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Studies

Keyes (1998): study US Wisconsin 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Keyes, C.L.
Title:
Social Well-Being.
Source:
Social Psychology Quarterly, 1998, Vol. 61, 121 - 140

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Dane County, Wisconsin USA, 1994
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 373
Non Response:
37%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question
 
 '….satisfied with global life right now….'
 (full question not reported)
 4  very satisfied
 3  somewhat satisfied
 2  a little satisfied
 1  not at all satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-m-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Global Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
127
Observed distribution:
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.40
SD:
0.74
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
 
 Ss were asked to pretend for a moment that their life would end next week end then indicate how happy they felt about the life they been able to live. (Full question not reported)
 4  very satisfied
 3  somewhat satisfied
 2  a little satisfied
 1  not at all satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-h-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Global Happiness with Life
Page in publication:
127
Observed distribution:
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.50
SD:
0.67

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Anomie Scale Current anomy Social Actualization Specific hopes for the country
Current satisfaction with nation
Current anomy
Community Action in the Past Earlier organizational participation Recent Community Action Current organizational participation Social Acceptance Trust in fellow-man in nation
Current anomy
Social Integration Current anomy
Attitude to vinicity
Perceived popularity
Social Contribution Current anomy
Attitude to vinicity
Perceived usefullness of one's life
Social Coherence Current anomy
Current cultural conditions the nation
Attitudes to culture in the nation