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Studies

Steptoe et al. (2014): study ZZ Various nation sets 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Steptoe, A.; Deaton, A.; Stone, A.A.
Title:
Psychological Wellbeing, Health and Ageing.
Source:
Lancet, 2015, Vol. 385, 640 - 648

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 96 nations, 2006-2010
Survey name:
INT-GallupWorldPoll 2006-2010
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 288044
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple asesment methods
Telephone interviews in high-icome nations, face-to-face interviews elsewhere.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
642
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Did you experience the following feeling a lot of the day yesterday? How about happiness?
1  yes
0  no
Classification:
M-FH-yd-sq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
644

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years)