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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:
Self report 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
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.13 -
SD:
- -
Full text:
Self report 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
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.21 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Health Global health self-rating Gender Sexe: 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
Involved in schooling or not
Self employed
Income Personal income