Findings on happiness in Zamfir (1984): study RO 1979

Publication
Author(s)Zamfir, C.
TitleIndicatori si Surse de Variatie a Calitatii Vietii. (Indicators and Sources of Variation of Quality of Life).
SourceEditura Academici, 1984, Romania
Investigation
PublicWorking people, Romania, 1979
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Working persons selected from the plants and other instituttions: Men 56%, women 44% Manual workers: 23% Clerical and technicians: 19% Workers in the service sectors: 8% Intelectuals: 50% Residence: urban 86%, rural 14%
Respondents N =1804
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in presence of the interviewer
General remarksRomania was under communist rule at the time of this investigation
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Think of the way you lived your life in the last time: how would you appreciate your degree of satisfaction, of happiness? 7 very high 6 high 5 relatively high 4 neither high or low 3 relatively low 2 low 1 very low
ClassificationO-SLL-c-sq-v-7-b
Author's labelSatisfaction with life
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.30
Standard deviation1.24


Full textSelf report on single question: The moments of joy and deep satisfaction with your life are: 1 very rare 2 rare 3 relatively rare 4 neither rare nor frequent 5 relatively frequent 6 frequent 7 very frequent
ClassificationM-TH-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelJoy and satisfactions
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean3.92
Standard deviation1.39


Full textSelfreport on single question: Moments of dissatisfaction or unhappiness with your life are: 7 very rare 6 rare 5 relatively rare 4 neither rare nor frequent 3 relatively frequent 2 frequent 1 very frequent
ClassificationM-PL-u-sq-v-7-b
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.27
Standard deviation1.27


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
occupationO01abCurrent occupation