Findings on happiness in Koralewicz & Zagorski (2009): study PL 2007

Author(s)Koralewicz, J.; Zagorski, K.
TitleLiving Conditions and Optimistic Orientation of Poles.
SourceInternational Journal of Sociology, 2009, Vol. 39, 10 - 44
PublicAdults, general public, Poland, 2007
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =1000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Not reported.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Are you generally satisfied with your life as a whole? 1 very dissatisfied 2 rather dissatisfied 3 somewhat satisfied 4 rather satisfied 5 very satisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with life in general
Page in publication15
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.751.25

Scores in12345

Full textSelfreport on 9 questions Experience of (full text not reported: A nervousness B discouragement, boredom C lack of control over own life D helplessness E unhappiness F rage G satisfaction, things went well H certainty that all is well I pride in accomplishment J curiosity Rated 4 very often 3 often 2 rarely 1 almost never, never Computation: Average with score on negative items reversed
Author's labelPsychological well-being
Page in publication21,22
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab01Years schooling
Evalution of family situationF01alAttitudes to family of origin
Evalution of situation in locality of resicenceL13acAttitudes to local geographical conditions
Evalution of the country's situationN01ab02Evaluation of current situation of nation
Feeling of bond and self-identificationS02ajIdentity
IncomeI01ab03Household income
Satisfaction with chances for the futureP05ceOptimistic
Satisfaction with chances for the futureT01ab04cOrientation on the future, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with childrenC03ad01Satisfaction with having children at all
Satisfaction with educationE01ad04Satisfaction with education
Satisfaction with employmentE02ag06Satisfaction with current employment status
Satisfaction with friends and acquaintancesF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with healthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with housingH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with incomeI01af05aSatisfaction with income
Satisfaction with locality of residenceL16ac03Satisfaction with local environment
Satisfaction with material living conditionsP12acAttitudes to one's possessions
Satisfaction with material living conditionsI01af05eSatisfaction with standard of living, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with particular life aspects.L04ac02aSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Satisfaction with wife/husbandM03ac03Satisfaction with marriage