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Table 1 Main sociodemographic characteristics of each country’s sample

From: Construction and validation of a measure of integrative well-being in seven languages: The Pemberton Happiness Index

  n Sex Age Education level: Occupation: Living with partner:
   Men n(%) M(SD) n(%) n(%) n(%)
     - No education - Employed  
     - Elementary - Unemployed  
     - Middle school - Student  
     - High school - Homemaker  
     - College - Retired  
Germany 375 177 (47.2%) 38.05 (10.98) 2 (0.5%) 231 (61.6%) 272 (72.5%)
     38 (10.1%) 41 (10.9%)  
     125 (33.3%) 44 (11.7%)  
     38 (10.1%) 39 (10.4%)  
     91 (24.3%) 20 (5.3%)  
India 393 204 (51.9%) 32.18 (9.42) 0 (0%) 280 (71.2%) 260 (66.2%)
     4 (1.0%) 36 (9.6%)  
     19 (4.8%) 40 (10.2%)  
     38 (10.1%) 29 (7.4%)  
     367 (93.3%) 6 (1.5%)  
Japan 378 182 (48.1%) 39.42 (9.68) 0 (0%) 328 (86.8%) 108 (28.6%)
     0 (0%) 8 (2.1%)  
     170 (45.0%) 13 (3.4%)  
     38 (10.1%) 25 (6.6%)  
     192 (50.8%) 4 (1.1%)  
Mexico 373 198 (53.1%) 32.18 (10.68) 2 (0.5%) 243 (65.1%) 245 (65.7%)
     0 (0%) 49 (13.1%)  
     84 (22.5%) 56 (15.0%)  
     38 (10.1%) 20 (5.4%)  
     238 (65.4%) 5 (1.3%)  
Russia 402 190 (47.3%) 32.58 (11.01) 0 (0%) 286 (71.1%) 307 (76.4%)
     3 (0.7%) 36 (8.9%)  
     116 (28.9%) 34 (8.5%)  
     38 (10.1%) 35 (8.7%)  
     271 (67.5%) 11 (2.7%)  
Spain 990 505 (51.0%) 31.95 (8.90) 4 (0.4%) 587 (59.3%) 702 (70.9%)
     26 (2.6%) 175 (17.7%)  
     442 (44.6%) 174 (17.6%)  
     38 (10.1%) 38 (3.8%)  
     407 (41.1%) 16 (1.6%)  
Sweden 385 187 (48.6%) 37.96 (10.80) 0 (0%) 284 (73.8%) 283 (73.5%)
     2 (0.5%) 36 (9.4%)  
     223 (57.9%) 46 (11.9%)  
     38 (10.1%) 3 (0.8%)  
     128 (33.3%) 16 (4.2%)  
Turkey 371 207 (55.8%) 30.88 (8.64) 2 (0.5%) 217 (58.5%) 246 (66.3%)
     2 (0.5%) 65 (17.5%)  
     115 (31.0%) 62 (16.7%)  
     38 (10.1%) 13 (3.5%)  
     241 (65.0%) 14 (3.8%)  
USA 385 191 (49.6%) 37.36 (11.02) 1 (.3%) 248 (64.4%) 278 (72.2%)
     1 (.3%) 42 (10.9%)  
     112 (29.1%) 25 (6.5%)  
     38 (10.1%) 50 (13%)  
     257 (66.7%) 20 (5.2%)