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 label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Educationshow  Years schooling
Evalution of family situationshow  Attitudes to family of origin
Evalution of situation in locality of residenceshow  Attitudes to local geographical conditions
Evalution of the country's situationshow  Evaluation of current situation of nation
Feeling of bond and self-identificationshow  Identity
Incomeshow  Household income
Satisfaction with chances for the futureshow  Optimistic
Satisfaction with chances for the futureshow  Orientation on the future, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with childrenshow  Satisfaction with having children at all
Satisfaction with educationshow  Satisfaction with education
Satisfaction with employmentshow  Satisfaction with current employment status
Satisfaction with friends and acquaintancesshow  Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with healthshow  Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with housingshow  Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with incomeshow  Satisfaction with income
Satisfaction with locality of residenceshow  Satisfaction with local environment
Satisfaction with material living conditionsshow  Attitudes to one's possessions
Satisfaction with material living conditionsshow  Satisfaction with standard of living, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with particular life  Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Satisfaction with wife/husbandshow  Satisfaction with marriage