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Studies

Oishi et al. (2007a): study 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Oishi, S.; Diener, E.; Lucas, R.E.
Title:
The Optimum Level of Well-Being. Can People Be Too Happy?
Source:
Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2007, Vol. 2, 346 - 360

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 96 nations, 1981-2000
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 118519
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

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 these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
World Values Survey
Page in publication:
349

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Salary, Income Personal income Education Level of school-education Stable long-term relationships Living alone or not
Current love-life
Steady love-relation
Political activity Political participation Volunteer activities Voluntary work