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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:
Self report 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
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.40 -
SD:
0.74 -
Full text:
Self report 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
Summary Statistics
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 Current anomy
Current satisfaction with nation
Specific hopes for the country
Community Action in the Past Earlier organizational participation Recent Community Action Current participation in voluntary associations Social Acceptance Current anomy
Trust in fellow-man in nation
Social Integration Current anomy
Attitude to vicinity
Perceived popularity
Social Contribution Perceived usefulness of one's life Social Coherence Current anomy
Current cultural conditions the nation
Attitudes to culture in the nation