Findings on happiness in Cavalcanti et al. (2009): study ZZ 2005

Author(s)Cavalcanti, T.V.; Guimaraes, J.F.; Noguiera, J.R.
TitleIs Brazil the Land of Happiness? A comparative Study Using a Sample with conomics Students from UFPE and purdue.
SourceBrazilian Review of Econometrics, 2009, Vol. 29, 17 - 35
PublicUniversity students, Brazil and United States, 2005-2006
 Brazil: Students of UFPE (University Federal de Pernambuco) USA: Students of Purdue University, Indiana, USA
Collect period2005
Last collect period2006
 Questionnaires were apllied in the fall of 2005 and spring of 2006 at Purdue University in the United States and in february 2006 at the UFPE University in Brazil.
Survey nameNot available
 Own survey
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =185
 USA : 91; Brazil : 94
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Are you happy? 1 I am not happy 2 I am pretty happy 3 I am very happy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication20-22,30
RemarksBrazilian students.(N=94). Means USA students: 2,36; s.d..=0,58; N=91. Not happy: 4,4%; Pretty happy: 55%; Very happy: 40,7%.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.482.41

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Age difference among young people
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Incomeshow  Current income level (unspecified)
Nationalityshow  Current nation of residence
Season of the yearshow  Moment of the interview
Workingshow  Current employment status