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Studies

Mutz (2015): study ZZ Various nation sets 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Mutz, M.
Title:
Christmas and Subjective Well-Being: a Research Note.
Source:
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2015, Published Online, 1 - 26

Investigation

Public
15+ aged, general public, 11 EU nations, 2006-2013
Survey name
EU-European Social Survey
Sample
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI)
except Slovakia where Paper and Pencil approach (PAPI) was chosen.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?
0  extremely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely satisfied
-    don't know
-   no answer
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Lowest Hungary: M = 5,52; highest Sweden: M = 7,85.
Page in publication:
23, 11
Full text:
Self report on 8 questions:

How much of the time during the past week did you feel   ?
A  depressed
B  happy
C  lonely
D  enjoyed life
E  sad
F  a lot of energy
G  anxious
H  calm and peaceful


Rated
1  none or almost none of the time
2  some of the time
3  most of the time
4  all or almost all of the time

Computation: (B+D+F+H)  -  (A+C+E+G)
Classification:
A-AB-cw-mq-v-4-h
Author's label:
Emotional Well-being
Remarks:
Lowest Hungary:  M = 0,48; highest Ireland: M = 1,51
Page in publication:
23, 11

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex: male (vs female) Level of education Level of school-education
Vocational education
Children at home Children in the household Unemployment Unemployment in nation Subjective health Satisfaction with health Christian denomination Current religious denomination Christians low/high religiousness Self-definition as religious Pre-Post-Christmas Interview Moment of the interview R2 Summed further combinations with socio-demographic factors