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RUSSET panel study (2005): study RU 1993

Publication

Author(s):
RUSSET panel study,
Title:
Russian Socio-Economic Transition Panel study (RUSSET)
Source:
William van der Veld's website

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Russia, 1993
Survey name:
RU-RUSSET1
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 3727
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole in the present time? On this card you see the scale, where '1' means that you are not at all satisfied, and '10' very satisfied. You also can choose any number between them.
1  not at all satisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-g
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Remarks:
Weighted: Mo=5.08; Sdo=2.50   Mt=4.53; SDt=2.78
Page in publication:
V294
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 11%,   2: 6.3%,   3: 12.3%,   4: 7.9%,   5: 18.5%,   6: 10.9%,   7: 11.8%,   8: 11%,   9: 3.4%,   10: 3.7%   (total 96.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.04 4.49
SD:
2.48 2.75
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would say that you are ...
4  very happy
3  pretty happy
2  not too happy
1  not happy at all
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-h
Author's label:
happiness
Remarks:
Weighed mean 2.49, Sd 0.67
Page in publication:
v297
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.5%,   2: 41.3%,   3: 44.2%,   4: 3.8%   (total 94.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.49 4.96
SD:
0.67 2.23
Full text:
Self report on single question

Try to imagine the life, which you consider as ideal. How would you estimate your life as a whole at present comparing with this ideal?
1  very far from ideal
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely the same as ideal
-    do not know
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
ideal life
Page in publication:
v295
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 25.7%,   2: 10.1%,   3: 15.2%,   4: 9.7%,   5: 10.9%,   6: 7.4%,   7: 5.5%,   8: 5.6%,   9: 1.7%,   10: 1.2%   (total 93%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.65 2.95
SD:
2.41 2.68