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Tucker et al. (2006): study ZZ East-West pairs 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Tucker, K.L.; Boehm, J.K.; Lyubomirsky, S.; Ozer, D.J.
Title:
Testing for Measurement Invariance in the Satisfaction with Life Scale: A Comparison of Russians and North Americans.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 78, 341 - 360

Investigation

Public:
Students and community members, US and Russia, 1999
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 277
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In most ways my life is close to ideal
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  slightly disagree
4  neither agree, nor disagree
5  slightly agree
6  agree
7  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
O-V-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
My life is close to my ideal
Page in publication:
347
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.14
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

The conditions of my life are excellent
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  slightly disagree
4  neither agree, nor disagree
5  slightly agree
6  agree
7  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
O-SLC-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Conditions of my life are excellent
Page in publication:
347
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.26
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

I am satisfied with my life.
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  slightly disagree
4  neither agree, nor disagree
5  slightly agree
6  agree
7  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
I am satisfied with my life
Page in publication:
347
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.86
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Sofar, I have achieved the most important things I want in life.
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  slightly disagree
4  neither agree, nor disagree
5  slightly agree
6  agree
7  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
C-RA-h-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
I have gotten the important things
Page in publication:
347
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.47

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Students vs community members Involved in schooling or not Nationality Americans (vs Russians) Current nation of residence