Findings on happiness in Dershem et al. (1996): study RU 1993

Author(s)Dershem, L.D.; O'Brien, D.J.; Patsiorkovski, V.V.
TitleThe Use of the CES-D for Measuring Symptoms of Depression in Three Rural Russian Villages.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1996, Vol. 39, 89 - 108
PublicHousehold heads, villages, Russia 1993
Collect periodsummer
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Sample was stratified according to 7 family types: 1 - single (never married) 2 - retired couples 3 - employed couples without children 4 - employed couples with children 5 - employed couples with children and adults 6 - employed single parents with children 7 - others
Respondents N =263
 207 respondents answered all eleven items on the CES-D scale; their CES-D scores were used for the regression analysis.
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview. "head of the household responsible for social services and plot production" were interviewed. This led to a bias of more women; given the higher life expectancy of women, proportion of women is not much greater than their proportional representation
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: ".....satisfaction of life in general" (Full item not reported) 1 completely dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 completely satisfied
Author's labelSatisfacion with life in general
Page in publication103
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Center for Epidemilogical Studies Depression Scale (CES-D Sc )H13ac04aDepressive (f31-33)