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Studies

Mastekaasa & Moum (1984): study NO 1982

Publication

Author(s):
Mastekaasa, A.; Moum, T.
Title:
The Perceived Quality of Life in Norway: Regional Variations and Contextual Effects.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1984, Vol. 14, 385 - 419

Investigation

Public:
18-79 aged, general public, Norway, 1982
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 972
Non Response:
22%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Do you feel that your life at present is.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-d
Author's label:
Happiness
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Ss were asked to rate themselves on an 1 - 10 rating ladder in terms of their self-perceived life satisfaction.
(Full question not reported).
[ 10 ]  +
[   9 ]
[   8 ]
[   7 ]
[   6 ]
[   5 ]
[   4 ]
[   3 ]
[   2 ]
[   1 ] --

(labels of scale extremes not reported)
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-l-10-a
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Education Level of school-education Income Current income level (unspecified) Age Current age (in years) Male sex Sex (male vs female) Household size Number of persons in household Occupational prestige Social prestige of occupation Occupationally active Current employment status Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Degree of urbanization Community size Traditionalism of the county Current characteristics of local society
Social probems in vinicity
Economic level of the county Current economic conditions in one's region County in Norway Region in Norway Joint effects Socio-demographic + environmental factors