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Lindsay (2010): study NZ 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Lindsay, S
Title:
Personal communication, June 2010
Source:

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 2008
Survey name:
NZ GSS1
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 8721
Non Response:
17
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? On the whole, would you say you are.....?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g
Remarks:
Question on life-satisfaction was the first subjective item in the questionnaire, posed after questions on socio-demographics but before questions on satisfaction with life domains
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.34%,   2: 6.23%,   3: 7.84%,   4: 53.53%,   5: 30.94%   (total 99.88%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.07 8.03
SD:
0.87 1.88