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RUSSET panel study (2005): study RU 1998

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, 1998
Survey name:
RU-RUSSET6
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 3513
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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:
Valid responses: 3266
Page in publication:
v297
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.6%,   2: 41.2%,   3: 43.2%,   4: 3.4%   (total 93.4%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.48 4.92
SD:
0.66 2.22
Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Remarks:
Valid responses: 3458
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -5 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
-0.03 4.97
SD:
2.02
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=4.32; Sdo=2.34    Mt=3.69  SDt=2.60
Page in publication:
v294
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 13.1%,   2: 7.6%,   3: 15.5%,   4: 11%,   5: 23.5%,   6: 8.8%,   7: 8.1%,   8: 6.7%,   9: 1.8%,   10: 2.7%   (total 98.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.48 3.87
SD:
2.30 2.55