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Studies

Ng et al. (2009): study ZZ World samples 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Ng, W.; Aurora, R.; Diener, E.; Harter, J.K.
Title:
Affluence, Feelings of Stress, and Well-Being.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 94, 257 - 271

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 121 nations, 2005-2006
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll2006
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 125077
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
In wealty nations through telephone surveys based on random-digit dialing. In poorer nations door-to-door interviews, randomly-selected.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
ladder rating
Remarks:
M = Rich nations: 6.71, Poor nations: 4.46
Page in publication:
265

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Stress on individual and nation level Feeling tranquil (vs restless)
Stress in nation
Relaxed (vs stressful)
Negative affect on individual and nation level Feeling down (vs not) Sadness on individual and nation level Feeling down (vs not)
Affect in nation
Anger: on individual land nation level Feeling friendly (vs hostile)
Affect in nation
Worry on individual and nation level Amount of worrying
Worries in nation
Depression on individual land nation evel Feeling down (vs not)
Depressive (f31-33)
Affect in nation
Mental health in nation
Rich people (vs poor) Material standard of living Rich countries ( vs poor) Standard of living in the nation