Findings on happiness in Schyns (2000): study RU 1993

Author(s)Schyns, P.
TitleThe Relationship between Income, Changes in Income and Life-Satisfaction in West Germany and the Russian Federation. Relative, Absolute or a Combination of Both?
SourceDiener, E.;Rathz, D.R.;Eds.: "Advances in Quality of Life Theory and Research", Kluwer, 2000, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 83 - 110
Public18+ aged general public, Russia, followed 3 years 1993-1996
Last assesment1996
Survey nameRU-RUSSET1
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =0
 Not reported
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life? Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are. 0 totally dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 totally satisfied
Page in publication92
RemarksScore 1-3: 32,1% (very unhappy) Score 8-10: 14,% (very happy)
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Young versus old
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Income levelshow  Household income
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Satisfaction with income levelshow  Satisfaction with income
Work statusshow  Current employment status