Findings on happiness in Chander (2004): study IN Haryana 2002

Author(s)Chander, J
TitleRelationship between Constituents of Welfare and Income: A Need Based Approach
SourcePhd Dissertation, 2004, Panjab University, Chandisgarh, India
PublicAdults, varying age ranges, general public, Haryana, India, 2002
 The general public in Haryana, state of India.
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Survey with the help of volunteers.
SampleNon-probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =500
Non Response30
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksYear of data gathering not reported; assumed 2002
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textTaking your life as a whole, where do you feel on the happiness scale of 0 to 10 given below, where 0 means totally unhappy and 10 means completely happy 0 = Totally unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 = Completely happy
Author's labelHappiness self reported
Page in publication96
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

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Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Absolute ncomeshow  Current income level (unspecified)
Absolute ncomeshow  Household income , also classified as above ↑
Absolute ncomeshow  INCOME, also classified as above ↑
Absolute ncomeshow  net income, also classified as above ↑
Ageshow  AGE
Ageshow  Current age (in years), also classified as above ↑
Available time for Leisureshow  Current leisure time
Change in economic conditionsshow  Change in income level
Change in economic conditionsshow  Income career, also classified as above ↑
Change in social conditionsshow  Current reputation (social self)
Faith in Godshow  Belief in god
Faith in Godshow  Current religious beliefs, also classified as above ↑
Fulfilment of financial expectations (AchiefF)show  Satisfaction with financial situation
Fulfilment of social expectations (AchiefS)show  Satisfaction with social recognition
Having a (regular) jobshow  Current employment status
Level of educationshow  Level of school-education
Living in urban or rural environmentshow  Rural vs urban dwelling
Log of per capita income (LINPC)show  Current income level (unspecified)
Males and Femalesshow  Sex (male vs female)
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Per capita incomeshow  Gnp per capita (raw)
Perceived level of own social statusshow  Subjective social rank
Perceived family-happinessshow  Current happiness of others
Perceived family-happinessshow  Other people, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with Central Government (SATGOVC)show  Satisfaction with government in nation
Satisfaction with educationshow  Satisfaction with education
Satisfaction with financial and social achievementsshow  Satisfaction with financial situation
Satisfaction with financial and social achievementsshow  Satisfaction with social recognition, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with State Government (SATGOVS)show  Satisfaction with local politics
Self-reported economic securityshow  Concerns about income
Self-reported economic securityshow  Income expectations, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on hobbiesshow  Leisure