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Peil (1988): study NG 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Peil, M.
Title:
Personal Communication.
Source:
Letter 18 - 4 - 1988, University of Birmingham, UK

Investigation

Public:
60+ aged, towns, Nigeria, 1984
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 436
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole?
Rated on a seven step quality of life ladder was marked with a smiling face and  marked ''GOOD'. The bottom marked with a frowning  face  and the word 'BAD'
[ 7 ] Good, picture of smiling face
[ 6 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 4 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 2 ]
[ 1 ]  Bad, picture of frowning face
(Pictures not reproduced here)
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-l-7-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life as a whole
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.30 7.20
Full text:
Selfreport on 2 questions:

A. "Has your life been .....?"
1  disappointing
2  rewarding
3  or something in-between

B. "Has it been .........?"
3  enjoyable
2  miserable
1  or something in between

Summation:  1 = both a    2 = mixed     3 = both c
Classification:
O-Sum-h-mq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 6%,   2: 50%,   3: 41%   (total 97%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.36
SD:
0.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) Town in Nigeria Region in Nigeria