Kousha & Mohseni (2000): study IR 1995
- Kousha, M.; Mohseni, N.
- Are Iranians Happy? A Comparative Study between Iran and the United States.
- Social Indicators Research, 2000, Vol. 52, 259 - 289
- Residents big city (Tehran), Iran, 1995-97
- Non-probability snowball sample
- N = 1561
- Non Response
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report on single question:
Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...?
3 very happy
2 fairly happy
1 not too happy
- Author's label:
- very happy to being upset
- Note a: Measured values 1995 and 1997 combined
Note b: Straightforward translation could not be used in Farsi, the Iranian national language. The keyword used is "khoshhal". The answer categories were labeled as: "very happy"; "more or less happy" (as equivalent to fairly happy) and "being upset" using the term "narahat" (equivalent for "not too happy) that emphases the good-life dimensions of happiness.
- Page in publication:
- Observed distribution
- 1: 10.7%, 2: 60%, 3: 29.3% (total 100%)
- Summary Statistics
- On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
- 2.19 7.06
- 0.60 1.61