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Studies

Klitgaard & Fedderke (1995): study ZZ 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Klitgaard, R.; Fedderke, J.
Title:
Social Integration and Disintegration: An Exploratory Analysis of Cross-Country Data.
Source:
World Development, 1995, Vol. 23, 357 - 369

Investigation

Public:
Adult general public, 22 nations, 1975
Survey name:
Multiple surveys pooled
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 12000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

Various items using the term happiness

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale

Scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing

Scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
Classification:
O-HV-*-sq-nt-11-b
Author's label:
Satisfaction 3 1975 (22)
Remarks:
Although the author has labelled the measure as 'satisfaction', according to the standard notation of WDH the measure is related to 'happiness'. The 3 scale question is transformed to 10 scale to report the mean value.
Page in publication:
363

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Social Disintegration Factor 1 Political stability in nation Social Disintegration Factor 2 Political protest in nation
Political violence in nation