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Studies

Tay et al. (2017a): study US 2012

Publication

Author(s):
Tay, L.; Batz-Barbarich, C; Kuykendall, L.; Parrigon, S.
Title:
Debt and Subjective Well-being: The Other Side of the Income-Happiness Coin
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2017, Vol. 18, 90-3 - 937

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged employed collage graduates with Internet access, USA, 201?
Survey name:
US-Gallup-Purdue Index (GPI)
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 2781
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
916
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.93 6.93
SD:
1.53 1.53

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Loans (logged) Debts