Findings on happiness in Peil (1988): study NG 1984

Publication
Author(s)Peil, M.
TitlePersonal Communication.
SourceLetter 18 - 4 - 1988, University of Birmingham, UK
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/peil_m_1988.pdf
Investigation
Public60+ aged, towns, Nigeria, 1984
 1984/1985
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
Respondents N =436
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole? Rated on a seven step quality of life ladder was marked with a smiling face and marked ''GOOD'. The bottom marked with a frowning face and the word 'BAD' [ 7 ] Good, picture of smiling face [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] Bad, picture of frowning face (Pictures not reproduced here)
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-l-7-a
Author's labelSatisfaction with life as a whole
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.307.20
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on 2 questions: A. "Has your life been .....?" 1 disappointing 2 rewarding 3 or something in-between B. "Has it been .........?" 3 enjoyable 2 miserable 1 or something in between Summation: 1 = both a 2 = mixed 3 = both c
ClassificationO-Sum-h-mq-v-3-a
Author's labelSatisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.36
Standard deviation0.60

Scores in123
%6.050.041.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Town in NigeriaR01ab19Region in Nigeria