Findings on happiness in Rao et al. (2011): study IN 2009

Author(s)Rao, K.; Prameela, V.; Premchander, S.
TitleSubjective Well-Being: The Tangible and the Intangible. Lessons from a Women's Mental Health Project in India.
SourcePaper, 2011, Bangalore, India
Public20-65 aged women participants mental health intervention, India, 2009
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Group 1: 21 participants, Kolur village. Group 0: 16 participants, Madinur village. All participants were economically compesated for their time (loss of wages as being unable to go to one shift of labor).
Respondents N =37
 Group 1: 21, Group 0: 16
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question All tihings considered, at this point in time, how happy and satisfied are you with your life? 1 2 3 4 Rated in quarters of a Rupee (monetary unit in India)
Author's labelOverall satisfaction with life.
Page in publication6., 10
RemarksM = Group 1: 2,57, Group 2 1,87
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Qualitative focus group discussionS01ab02Daily life skills
Qualitative focus group discussionH16acGuidance of vulnerable people (social work), also classified as above ↑
Qualitative focus group discussionH16ae05cOn invitation, no pay, also classified as above ↑
Qualitative focus group discussionH16ae01adSupport group with professional, also classified as above ↑
Qualitative focus group discussionH16ae06cWork, also classified as above ↑