Findings on happiness in Suhail & Chaudhry (2004): study PK 2000

Author(s)Suhail, K.; Chaudhry, H.R.
TitlePredictors of Subjective Well-Being in an Eastern Muslim Culture.
SourceJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 2004, Vol. 23, 359 - 376.
Public16-80 aged, general public, Lahore, Pakistan, 2000
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability area sample
 10 localities from upper-class areas to congested
Respondents N =973
 1000 available households, 20 refusals, 7 excluded questionaires (missing data), 973 questionaires
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in presence of the interviewer. Illiterates were interviewed orally
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Which face comes closest to expressing feeling about life as a whole? 7 delighted 6 very satisfying 5 satisfying 4 mixed 3 dissatisfying 2 very dissatisfying 1 terrible - No opinion Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (modified version)
Author's labelPersonal happiness
Page in publication364-366
Finding used in
nation ranks
Scores in1234567

Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder (10) represents the best possible life for you and the bottom (1) represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel personally stand at the present time? [ 10 ] best possible life for you [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] worst possible life for you Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (adapted version)
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication364
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.052.28

Scores in12345678910

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Extraversion Introversion scaleshow  Extraverted
Family incomeshow  Household income
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Marital satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with marriage
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Order of Birthshow  Birth order
Pesonal happinessshow  O-DT by C-BW
Religious beliefsshow  Current religious beliefs
Religious practicesshow  Current religious practices
Self-Esteemshow  Evaluation of self-as-a-whole
Social Classshow  'Objective' socio-economic status
Social supportshow  Amount of current support received
Work satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole