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Peiro (2006): study ZZ 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Peiro, A.
Title:
Happiness, Satisfaction and Socio- Economic Conditions: Some International Evidence.
Source:
The Journal of Socio-Economics, 2006, Vol. 35, 348 - 356

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, 16 nations, 1995
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 16000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
                 
Mean (3,13) is unweighted for number of respondents or populationsize in nations.

Mean/SD in nations:
Argentina 3,10/0,72; Australia  3,37/0,62; Chile 3,07/0,70; China 3,05/0,66;
Dominican R. 3,05/0,78; Finland 3,15/0,57; Japan 3,23/0,63; Nigeria 3,23/0,84;
Peru 2,91/0,82; Russia 2,50/0,73; Spain 3,05/0,59; Sweden 3,34/0,60; Taiwan 3,14/0,63; USA 3,40/0,63; Venezuela 3,48/0,64.
Page in publication:
12
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.13
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Remarks:
Mean (7,21) is unweighted for number of respondents or populationsize in nations.

Mean/SD in nations:
Argentina 6,93/2,31; Australia 7,58/1,88; Chile 6,92/2,14; China 6,83/2,42;
Dominican R. 7,13/2,47; Finland 7,78/1,55; Japan 6,61/1,90; Nigeria 6,82/2,62;
Peru 6,36/2,43; Russia 4,45/2,52; Spain 6,61/1,97; Sweden 7,77;1,81; Taiwan 6,89/2,03; USA 7,67/2,01; Venezuela 6,72/3,00.

In the questionnaire this question on life-satisfaction was preceded by a question on satisfaction with one's financial situation.
Page in publication:
12
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.21

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Health Global health rating Gender Sex (male vs female) Number of children Number of children Marital status Married vs never married
Married vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Education Level of school-education Employment status Full-time home maker
Unemployed involuntary
Full-time vs part-time
Self employed
Involved in schooling or not
Income Personal income