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Studies

Smith & Razzell (1975): study GB 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Smith, S.; Razzell, P.
Title:
The Pools Winners.
Source:
Caliban Books, 1975, London, UK

Investigation

Public:
Pools winners, UK, 1972
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents:
N = 89
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
including questionnaire.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Would you say your life at the moment is ....?
1  very unhappy
2  unhappy
3  happy
4  very happy
-   don't know
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-ca
Author's label:
happy life
Page in publication:
225
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 1%,   3: 56%,   4: 42%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.38
SD:
0.37
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"Do you sometimes feel disappointed with life....?"
4  never
3  rarely
2  sometimes
1  often
-   don't know
Classification:
M-AC-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Disappoinment in life
Page in publication:
225
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 6%,   2: 27%,   3: 6%,   4: 59%   (total 98%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.19
SD:
0.12

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding pools winners Lottery winning