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Studies

Suhail & Chaudhry (2004): study PK 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Suhail, K.; Chaudhry, H.R.
Title:
Predictors of Subjective Well-Being in an Eastern Muslim Culture.
Source:
Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 2004, Vol. 23, 359 - 376.

Investigation

Public:
16-80 aged, general public, Lahore, Pakistan, 2000
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 973
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in presence of the interviewer. Illiterates were interviewed orally

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single  question:

Which face comes closest to expressing feeling about life as a whole?
7  delighted
6  very satisfying
5  satisfying
4  mixed
3  dissatisfying
2  very dissatisfying
1  terrible
-   No opinion



Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (modified
version)
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-f-7-a
Author's label:
Personal happiness
Page in publication:
364-366
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder (10) represents the best possible life for you and the bottom (1) represents the worst possible life for you.  Where on the ladder do you feel personally stand at the present time?
[ 10 ]  best possible life for you
[   9 ]
[   8 ]
[   7 ]
[   6 ]
[   5 ]
[   4 ]
[   3 ]
[   2 ]
[   1 ]  worst possible life for you

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (adapted version)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
364
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.7%,   2: 0.4%,   3: 3.7%,   4: 4.9%,   5: 14%,   6: 17.4%,   7: 14.9%,   8: 15.3%,   9: 12.5%,   10: 16%   (total 99.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.07 6.75
SD:
2.05 2.28

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Pesonal happiness O-DT by C-BW Work satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Family income Household income Social support Amount of current support received Marital satisfaction Satisfaction with marriage Self-Esteem Evaluation of self-as-a-whole Extraversion Introversion scale Extraverted Religious beliefs Current religious beliefs Religious practices Current religious practices Gender Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Social Class 'Objective' socio-economic status Order of Birth Birth order