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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 = 2057
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
except Slovakia where Paper and Pencil approach (PAPI) was chosen.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.90 6.90
SD:
2.19 2.19
Full text:
Selfreport 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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -3 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.22 7.03

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Level of education Current 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 Various combinations of current conditions