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Studies

Lönnqvist et al. (2015): study ZZ Northern Europe 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Lönnqvist, J.E.; Jasinskaja-Lathi, I; Leikas, S.; Mähönen, T.A.
Title:
The Mixed Blessings of Migration. Life Satisfaction and Self-Esteem over the Course of Migration.
Source:
European Journal of Social Psychology, 2015, Vol. 45, 496 - 514

Investigation

Public:
Russian Diaspora migrants, Russia to Finland, followed 4 years, 2008-2013
Survey name:
INPRES
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 85
Non Response:
62%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on four questions:

Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life
D  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life

Answers rated:
5 strongly agree
4 slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation:(A+B+C+D)/4
Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
Classification:
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Own calculation of average T0 to T4.
Page in publication:
11, 34
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.31

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Migration Recently moved
Time since last move
Ever moved or not
Subjective economic situation Welfare
Subjective poverty
Acculturative stress Integration in new community
Amount of problems perceived
Adaptation difficulties Integration in new community
Kind of problems perceived
Self-efficacy Self-confidant