Stoic Week 2015 Report Part 2: Impact on well-being
by Tim LeBon
This report forms the second part of the report on Stoic Week 2015, which took place in first week of November. The previously published part 1 reported on the demographics, part 3 will provide an analysis of the association between well-being and Stoic Attitudes and Behaviours (SABS scale analysis) and part 4 will provide an analysis of qualitative feedback.
Over two and a half thousand participants took three established well-being questionnaires as well as the Stoic Attitudes and Behaviours scale. Well-being was measured before and after Stoic Week, allowing us to assess the impact of doing Stoic Week on self-reports on well-being.
Post Stoic Week 2015 Questionnaires
For all those who participate in Stoic Week 2015, here is a link to the post Stoic Week Questionnaires, as constructed by Tim LeBon:
You will have reached the end of the questionnaire when you see a screen totalling your scores. Also, please use the same email address or pseudonym that you used when you took the pre Stoic Week Questionnaires.
Please take the time to fill this out, even if you haven’t been able to devote lots of time to Stoic Week. The results are extremely helpful for us, and we would really appreciate every filled out form.
The Stoicism Today Team
Stoic Week 2015 Demographics Report
by Tim LeBon
Thank you all for completing the preliminary questionnaires. We had a massive 2503 valid completed questionnaires – an increase of about 66% over 2014.
In a sentence: the typical Stoic week follower is an American male aged between 26 and 35 who has never participated in Stoic week before and knows a bit about Stoicism (not a complete novice).
In more depth:
- The ratio of males to females is 65% to 35%
- There is an upside down U distribution of ages, with it peaking at 26-35 closed followed by 36-45
- Over 41% of respondents are from USA, but in terms of per capita Canada is top (well done Donald!) and then the UK. There is scope for much more uptake in Asia, Africa and South America.
- The majority of respondents have never participated in Stoic week before, about 22% have participated before
- There is an upside-down U distribution of self-rated knowledge of Stoicism, with “know a bit about Stoicism” being most frequent.
Here are 5 tables summarising all the facts and figures.
Table 1: Stoic Week 2015 by gender
Table 2: Stoic Week 2015 by age
Table 3: Stoic Week 2015 by geographic location
|Europe (outside UK))
|South & Central America
Table 4: Stoic Week 2015 : Previous participation
|Number of times participated in Stoic Weeks previously
Table 5: Stoic Week 2015 : Self-rating of knowledge of Stoicism
|Knowledge of Stoicism
|I know a bit
|I know quite a bit but not an expert
An analysis of the relationship between Stoicism and well-being that can be gleaned from the preliminary questionnaires will be published next week.
I can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org (http://www.timlebon.com)