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Studies

Sarracino (2008): study ZZ World samples 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Sarracino, F.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being in Low Income Countries: Positional, Relational and Social Capital Compnents.
Source:
Studi e Note di Economica, vol. 5, nr 3, pp 449-477

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 39 nations, 1990-2001
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 267870
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
Page in publication:
460, 462
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.01
SD:
0.74

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Education Literacy
Level of school-education
Employment Current employment status Marital Status Widowed
Married vs separated
Married vs divorced
Married vs never married
Income Current income level (unspecified) Health Current general health status Social Class Subjective social rank Relative Income Relative income Social Contacts Contacts with relatives
Current contacts with friends
Current contacts
Voluntary Membership of voluntary organizations Freedom of Choice Amount of restrictions perceived
Inner locus of control
Trust Trusting
Trust in people
Honesty Honest
Acceptance cheating on taxes