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Koralewicz & Zagorski (2009): study PL 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Koralewicz, J.; Zagorski, K.
Title:
Living Conditions and Optimistic Orientation of Poles.
Source:
International Journal of Sociology, 2009, Vol. 39, 10 - 44

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, Poland, 2007
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Not reported.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Are you generally satisfied with your life as a whole?
1  very dissatisfied
2  rather dissatisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
4  rather satisfied
5  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-g-sq-v-5-b
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life in general
Page in publication:
15
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.5%,   2: 2.8%,   3: 23.4%,   4: 55.3%,   5: 18.1%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.88 7.09
SD:
0.75 1.25
Full text:
Selfreport on 9 questions

Experience of (full text not reported:
A  nervousness
B  discouragement, boredom
C  lack of control over own life
D  helplessness
E  unhappiness
F  rage
G  satisfaction, things went well
H  certainty that all is well
I   pride in accomplishment
J  curiosity

Rated
4  very often
3  often
2  rarely
1  almost never, never

Computation: Average with score on negative items reversed
Classification:
A-AB-?-mq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Psychological well-being
Page in publication:
21,22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.81

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with friends and acquaintances Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with chances for the future Orientation on the future
Optimistic
Satisfaction with wife/husband Satisfaction with marriage Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with material living conditions Attitudes to one's possessions
Satisfaction with standard of living
Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with locality of residence Satisfaction with local environment Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with employment Satisfaction with current employment status Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with children Satisfaction with having children at all Satisfaction with particular life aspects. Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales) Age Current age (in years) Education Years schooling Income Household income Feeling of bond and self-identification Identity Evalution of the country's situation Evaluation of current situation of nation Evalution of situation in locality of resicence Attitudes to local geographical conditions Evalution of family situation Attitudes to family of origin