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Studies

Kirkcaldy et al. (2005): study ZZ 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Kirkcaldy, B.; Furnham, A.; Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Health Care and Subjective Well-Being in Nations.
Source:
Antoniou, A.S.;Cooper, C.L.;Eds.: "Research Companion to Organizational Health Psychology", Edward Elgar Publishers, 2005, UK, 393 - 412

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 53 nations, 1990s
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 80000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

On the whole, how happy would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
happiness
Full text:
Happy Life Years

Life-expectancy in nations multiplied by 0-1 average happiness as assessed with survey questions type O-SL
Classification:
Y-LS-l-sq-nt-100-a
Author's label:
Happy life years
Full text:
Selfreport on 8 questions:

Using the scale below, indicate how much of the time during the PAST MONTH have you felt each emotion?
A  affectionate
B  joyful
C  sad
D  worried
E  irritable
F  guilty
G  happy
H  proud

1  never
2  slight amount (rare)
3  some of the time
4  about half the time
5  much of the time
6  almost always
7  always

Computation: (A+B+G+H)-(C+D+E+F)/8

Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance'
Classification:
A-BD2-cm-mq-v-7-b
Author's label:
Affect Balance
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

If you consider all the aspects of your recent life, in what measure are you satisfied with it?
1  completely unsatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-ac
Author's label:
life satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Health expenditure Public health in nation Health effectiveness in nations Public health in nation Disability-adjusted life expectancy Disability adjusted life expectancy in nation Distribution of costs within health care Public health in nation Goal level Public health in nation Goal distribution Public health in nation Fairness Public health in nation Overall goal Public health in nation Expenditure Public health in nation Health level Health in nation Overall health Health in nation