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Makarczyk (1962): study PL 1960

Publication

Author(s):
Makarczyk, W.
Title:
Factors affecting Life Satisfaction among People in Poland.
Source:
Polish Sociological Bulletin, 1962, Vol. 1, 105 - 116

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, students and peasants excluded, Poland, 1960
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2387
Non Response:
5%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general?
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-n-5-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life in general.
Page in publication:
106
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.8%,   2: 15%,   3: 10.9%,   4: 52.9%,   5: 16.9%   (total 100.5%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.59 5.96
SD:
1.09 1.78

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Nervousness Nervous
Current mental complaints
Age Current age (in years) Educational level Level of school-education Male sex Sex (male vs female) Level of income, compared with other jobs Relative income Expecting income increase during next 5 years Income expectations Self-perceived health Global health rating Prefer to change job Specific changes wanted Attitude towards amount of time spent on entertainment Satisfaction with time for leisure Getting on well with the local authorities Attitudes to local government Marital happiness Satisfaction with marriage Job satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Availability of people one can count on Having a confident or not
Perceived availability of social support
Number of friends Current number of friends Getting on well with one's family Current climate Getting on well with superiors at work Satisfaction with management Getting on well with work-fellows Satisfaction with colleagues Perceived occupational prestige Social prestige of occupation Perceived skill-utilisation in present job Satisfaction with work itself Perceived security in occupation Security of job Desire for change of job Attitudes to current occupation Anxiety about future of farm Concern about farming
Worries about work