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Timmermans (1997): study BG 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Timmermans, D.
Title:
Correlates of Happiness in 42 Nations: Analysis of the World Values Study 1990 - 1991
Source:
No report available. Findings directly entered in the World Database of Happiness. Based on analysis of World Values Survey 2.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Bulgaria, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1034
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 11.1%,   2: 46.6%,   3: 29.1%,   4: 6.3%   (total 93.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.33 4.40
SD:
- -
Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.9%,   2: 7.9%,   3: 13.6%,   4: 13.3%,   5: 18.1%,   6: 14.3%,   7: 8.2%,   8: 8.4%,   9: 4.7%,   10: 3.3%   (total 97.7%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.03 4.50
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Membership of volun-tary organizations Membership of voluntary organizations Tolerance Tolerant attitudes Global health rating Global health self-rating Perceived fate control Inner locus of control Pride in work Current pride in work Satisfaction with job Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with financial situation Church-member or not Church-member or not Self-definition as religious Self-definition as religious Satisfaction with family-life Satisfaction with family-life Current marital status MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS Number of children Number of children Children in the household Children in the household Political concern Political concern Male sex Sexe: male (vs female) Current age Current age (in years) Level of school- education Level of school-education Current Household- composition Current household-composition Current employment status Current employment status Household income Household income Current socio- economic status Current socio-economic status