Findings on Happiness and LIFE APPRAISALS: OTHER THAN HAPPINESS

World Database of Happiness

Correlational Findings on Happiness and LIFE APPRAISALS: OTHER THAN HAPPINESS
Subject Code: L04

© on data collection: Ruut Veenhoven, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Classification of Findings
Subject Code Description Nr of Studies
on this Subject
L04LIFE APPRAISALS: OTHER THAN HAPPINESS2
L04aaLife-appraisal career0
L04aa01Earlier life-appraisals7
L04aa02Change in life-appraisals7
L04aa03Later life-appraisals8
L04abCurrent overall judgements of life as a whole4
L04ab01Wished other life 4
L04ab02Perceives a lot of happiness (projective happiness)1
L04acAspect judgements of one's life as a whole8
L04ac01Single aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life)8
L04ac01aClose (vs lonely)2
L04ac01bIn control (vs drifting)3
L04ac01cDeveloping (vs stagnating)4
L04ac01dEasy (vs hard)12
L04ac01eExiting (vs dull)3
L04ac01fFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)17
L04ac01gGratifying (vs frustrating)7
L04ac01hHopeful (vs hopeless)2
L04ac01iIdeal (vs intolerable)1
L04ac01jInteresting (vs boring)28
L04ac01kMeaningful (vs useless)9
L04ac01lPleasant (vs unpleasant)12
L04ac01mPredictable (vs uncertain)1
L04ac01nRelaxed (vs stressful)4
L04ac01oSecure (vs threatened)6
L04ac01pSuccessful (vs failure)16
L04ac01qUnique (vs common)1
L04ac01rVaried2
L04ac02Multiple aspect evaluations of life10
L04ac02aSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)11
L04ac02bGood and bad parts of life11
L04ac02cMost important aspects of life6
L04adAppraisals of specific domains of life1
L04ad01Single domain evaluations13
L04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life87
L04ad02aFamily + leisure + work15
L04ad02bHealth + income + family1
L04ad02cDwelling + leisure + social life3
L04ad02dHealth + family + work1
L04aeComparative appraisals of life-as-a-whole2
L04ae01Single-standard comparisons2
L04ae01aLife compared with one's wants1
L04ae01bLife compared with earlier situation6
L04ae01cLife compared with expectations3
L04ae01dLife compared with situation of others7
L04ae01eLife compared with standard of fairness3
L04ae01fLife compared with needs1
L04ae02Summed comparisons1
L04afMixed multiple life-appraisals10
L04agLife-adjustment inventories8
L04ag01Life-stress inventories10
L04ag02Psychological-morale inventories11
L04ag03Adjustment to old-age inventories29
L04ahHappiness inventories involving unacceptable items23
L04ac02dBalance of positive and negative memories1
L04ac02eConsistent1
L04ad02eHealth + education + job1
L04ad02fLeisure + spiritual life2
L04ac01sWorhwhile0
L04ad02gFamily + economy + work + intimates + self1
L04ab03Present + future happiness0
L04ag04Flourishing scales1
 
Appendices
Appendix 1Happiness measures used 
Appendix 2Statistics used 
Appendix 3About the World Database of Happiness 
Appendix 4Further Findings in the World Database of Happiness 
Appendix 5Related Subjects 

Cite as:    Veenhoven, R.: Findings on Happiness and LIFE APPRAISALS: OTHER THAN HAPPINESS
World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings
Internet: http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_cor/top_sub.php?code=L04
Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2017, Netherlands

Correlational finding on Happiness and LIFE APPRAISALS: OTHER THAN HAPPINESS
Subject code: L04

StudyMoller (1988a): study ZA 1983
TitleQuality of Life in Retirement: A Case Study of Zulu Return Migrants.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1988, Vol. 20, 621 - 658
PublicEx-migrant workers, returned to rural KwaZulu, South Africa, 1983
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =253

Correlate
Author's labelMorale
Page in Source 633
Our classificationLIFE APPRAISALS: OTHER THAN HAPPINESS, code L04
Operationalization
Mood tone
a.I am just as happy as when I was
  younger(+)
b.These are the best years of my
  life(+) 
c.This is the deariest time of my 
  life(-)
d.Most of the things I do are boring or
  monotonous(-)
e.Compared to other people I get
  depressed often(-)
Zest for life 
a.The things I do are as interesing to
  me as they ever were(+)
b.I have made plans for things I'll be
  doing a month or a year from now(+)
Congruence
a.As I look back over my life I am
  fairly well satisfied that I've
  got much of what I expected out of 
  life(+)
b.When I think back over my life I
  didn't accomplish most of the
  important things I wanted(-)
c.I've had more chances in life than
  most people I know(+)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ar=+.59
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-dr=+.53 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and LIFE APPRAISALS: OTHER THAN HAPPINESS
Subject code: L04

StudyMoller (1988a): study ZA 1983
TitleQuality of Life in Retirement: A Case Study of Zulu Return Migrants.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1988, Vol. 20, 621 - 658
PublicEx-migrant workers, returned to rural KwaZulu, South Africa, 1983
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =253

Correlate
Author's labelMood
Page in Source 633
Our classificationLIFE APPRAISALS: OTHER THAN HAPPINESS, code L04
Operationalization
"Tell me whether you feel like the following very 
often, sometimes, or hardly ever. or never?"
a. Don't see enough of your family
b. Are lonely
c. Are bored
d. Are miserable
e. Are neglected
f. Have no friends
g. Are powerless to do what you want
h. Are unimportant
i. Are always tired even when you sleep
   well
j. Have missed all opportunuties in
   life
k. Have nothing worth making the effort
   to do
l. Are to dependent on others
m. Are useless to yourself and others
n. Are affraid of dying

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ar=+.55 p < .01
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-dr=+.54 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Earlier life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa01

StudyYardley & Rice (1991): study US 1988
TitleThe Relationship between Mood and Subjective Well-Being.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1991, Vol. 24, 101 - 111
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00292653
PublicUniversity students, State University of New York at Buffalo, followed 10 weeks, 198?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =65

Correlate
Author's labelWell being (SWB)
Page in Source 106
Our classificationEarlier life-appraisals, code L04aa01
Operationalization
Self report five questions (Diener's satisfaction with 
life scale)

a In most ways my life is close to my ideal. 
b The conditions of my life are excellent.
c I am satisfied with my life. 
d So far I have gotten the important things I want in 
life.
e If I could live my life over, I would change almost 
nothing

Assessed at T1 and T2 (10 weeks difference)
Observed distributionT1: M=23.54 SD=5.28 T2: M=23.94 SD=5.67
Error EstimatesTest-retest correlation coefficient(over 10 weeks month)= .82 T1: Cronbach alpha= .80 T2: Cronbach alpha =.87
Remarks
Diener's SWLS is not accepted as a valid measure of 
happiness because of the last item in the scale

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-ar=+.48 p < .001
T1 Mood by T1 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-ar=+.42 p < .001
T1 Mood by T2 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-ar=+.48 p < .001
T1 Mood by T2 Mood
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-ar=+.50 p < .001
T1 SWB by T2 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-ar=+.22 p < .05
T1 SWB by T2 Mood
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-ar=+.64 p < .001
T2 Mood by T2 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-arpc=+.40 p < .001
T1 SWB by T2 SWB controling T1 mood and T2 mood
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-arpc=+.57 p < .001
T2 Mood by T2 SWB controling T1 mood and T2 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-aBeta=-.05 ns
T1 Mood by T2 SWB controling T1 SWB and T2 mood
Direct path insignificant
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-arpc=+.19 p < .05
Indirect path T1 Mood to T1 SWB to T2 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-aBeta=+.27 p < .05
Indirect path T1 Mood to T2 Mood to T2 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a
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Correlational finding on Happiness and Earlier life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa01

StudyMagnus & Diener (1991): study US 1986
TitleA Longitudinal Analysis of Personality, Life Events, and Subjective Well-Being.
SourcePaper presented at 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, 1991, Chicago, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/magnus_k_1991.pdf
PublicUniversity students, USA, followed 4 years 1986-1990
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =130

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with life (SWLS)
Page in Source 26
Our classificationEarlier life-appraisals, code L04aa01
Operationalization
Selfreport on five questions:

Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with 
each of the items by placing the appropriate number on 
the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest 
in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life
D  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in 
life
E If I could live my life over, I would change nothing 

Answers rated:
5 strongly agree
4 slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D+E divided by 5

Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale 
(SWLS)
Error EstimatesCronbach's alpha = + . 87, Disattenuated retest correlation = + .62
Remarks
Item E is left out in the selection of valid happiness 
items because a positive answer to this question does 
not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like 
the life he/she actually lives.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-ar=+.55 p < .00
T2 happiness by T1 SWLS
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.55 p < .00
T1 happiness by T2 SWLS
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.52 p < .05
T1 happiness by T2 SWLS
O-Sum-g-fi-?-7-ar=+.46 p < .05
T1 happiness by T2 SWLS
M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-ar=+.34 p < .05
T1 happiness by T2 SWLS
M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-ar=+.47 p < .05
T2 happiness by T1 SWLS

T1-T2 4 years interval


Correlational finding on Happiness and Earlier life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa01

StudyMagnus & Diener (1991): study US 1986
TitleA Longitudinal Analysis of Personality, Life Events, and Subjective Well-Being.
SourcePaper presented at 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, 1991, Chicago, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/magnus_k_1991.pdf
PublicUniversity students, USA, followed 4 years 1986-1990
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =130

Correlate
Author's labelMemory
Page in Source 26
Our classificationEarlier life-appraisals, code L04aa01
Operationalization
Ss were asked to recall as many as positive and 
negative events in their life as possible. The 
difference between the number of positive and negative 
events was  used.
Remarks
Assesed at T1(1986)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-ar=+.40 p < .05
T1 memory by T2 happiness
M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-ar=+.16 ns
T1 memory by T2 happiness


Correlational finding on Happiness and Earlier life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa01

StudyMagnus & Diener (1991): study US 1986
TitleA Longitudinal Analysis of Personality, Life Events, and Subjective Well-Being.
SourcePaper presented at 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, 1991, Chicago, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/magnus_k_1991.pdf
PublicUniversity students, USA, followed 4 years 1986-1990
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =130

Correlate
Author's labelDomain satisfaction
Page in Source 26
Our classificationEarlier life-appraisals, code L04aa01
Operationalization
Domain satisfation ratings
Questions not reported
Remarks
Assessed at T1-T2;  4 years interval

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-ar=+.45 p < .05
T1 domain satisfaction by by T2 happiness
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.50 p < .05
T1 domain satisfaction by by T2 happiness
O-Sum-g-fi-?-7-ar=+.31 p < .05
T1 domain satisfaction by by T2 happiness
M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-ar=+.32 p < .05
T1 domain satisfaction by by T2 happiness


Correlational finding on Happiness and Earlier life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa01

StudyMagnus & Diener (1991): study US 1986
TitleA Longitudinal Analysis of Personality, Life Events, and Subjective Well-Being.
SourcePaper presented at 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, 1991, Chicago, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/magnus_k_1991.pdf
PublicUniversity students, USA, followed 4 years 1986-1990
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =130

Correlate
Author's labelPeer satisfaction with life
Page in Source 26
Our classificationEarlier life-appraisals, code L04aa01
Operationalization
Ratings of informant on four questions:

Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with 
each of the items by placing the appropriate number on 
the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest 
in your responding.
A  In most ways life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of life are excellent
C  He/she is satisfied with life
D  So far, he/she has gotten the important things 
he/she wants in life
E  If he/she could live life over, he/she would change 
nothing 

Answers rated:
5  strongly agree
4  slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D+E divided by 5
Remarks
At least seven informants for each participant: at 
least three from family members and three others from 
friends.
Assessed at T1(1986) and T2(1990)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-ar=+.43 p < .05
T1 peer SWLS by T2 happiness
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-ar=+.52 p < .05
T2 peer SWLS by T2 happiness
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.53 p < .05
T2 peer SWLS by T1 happiness
O-Sum-g-fi-?-7-ar=+.44 p < .05
T2 peer SWLS by T1 happiness
M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-ar=+.45 p < .05
T2 peer SWLS by T1 happiness
M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-ar=+.43 p < .05
T1 peer SWLS by T2 happiness

T1-T2 4 years interval


Correlational finding on Happiness and Earlier life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa01

StudyMcCrae & Costa (1991): study US Baltimore County, Maryland 1979
TitleAdding 'Liebe und Arbeit': The Full Five Factor Model and Well-Being.
SourcePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1991, Vol. 17, 227 - 232
PublicSingle males and couples Baltimore USA, followed 7 years, 1979-86
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =429

Correlate
Author's labelActual past happiness_B
Page in Source 23/24
Our classificationEarlier life-appraisals, code L04aa01
Operationalization
Index of closed questions on satisfaction with 14 
distinct areas in life, including health, money, 
neighborhood and work. Neugarten e.a.
Life satisfaction Index (LSI). 
(This measure is not considered as a valid measure of 
happiness by us).
Assessed at T1(1979) and T2(1981)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.51 p < .01
T2 happiness (LS: HAPP 2.1) by T1 LSI
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.33 p < .01
T2 happiness (ABS: AFF 2.3) by T1 LSI


Correlational finding on Happiness and Earlier life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa01

StudyHolahan et al. (1999): study US 1960
TitleSelf Appraisel, Life Satisfaction and Retrospective Life Choices Across One and Three Decades.
SourcePsychology and Aying, 1999, Vol. 14, 238 - 244
PublicGifted (IQ>135) followed unto old age, USA, 1960-1992
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =383

Correlate
Author's labelLived up to ability
Page in Source 239/243
Our classificationEarlier life-appraisals, code L04aa01
Operationalization
Self-appraisal of having lived up to abilities.
Participants were asked "On the whole, how well do you 
think you have lived up to your intellectual 
abilities?" Responses were coded in two categories
1: did not live-up
2: lived-up
Assessed at T1 (1960)
Observed distributionT2 N: 1=115, 2=223
Remarks
T1:1960, T2:1972, T3:1992

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-PL-h-sq-v-5-bDM=+
T1 lived up by T2 happiness
Men   1.M=3.71 SD=0.89
      2.M=4.15 SD=0.85
Women 1.M=3.76 SD=1.08
In univariate analyses of covariance (ANCOVAs) 
there was a significant lived-up effect: 
F(1,332)= 13.85, MSE=.82 p<0.001
      2.M=4.19 SD=0.92
M-AC-h-mq-v-8-aDM=+
T1 lived up by T2 happiness
In univariate analyses of covariance(ANCOVAs) 
there was a significant lived-up effect:
F(1,310)=10,65, MSE=.84, p<.05
O-SLW-c-sq-n-9-aDM=+
T1 lived up by T3 happiness
Univariate analyses of covariance (ANCOVAs) was 
significant for lived-up:
F(1,355)=10.71, MSE=2,25, p<.001
LISREL analysis showed no direct link when T2 
perceid goal relization was controled.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Change in life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa02

StudyHeadey & Wearing (1981): study AU AU Victoria 1978 /1
TitleAustralians' Priorities, Satisfaction and Well-Being.
SourceMonograph in Public Policy Studies, nr. 4, University of Melbourne, 1981, Australia
PublicAdults, general public, Melbourne, Australia, followed 25 months 1978-1981
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response0
Respondents N =184

Correlate
Author's labelChange in satisfaction with self fulfullment
Page in Source 53
Our classificationChange in life-appraisals, code L04aa02
Operationalization
Index of 6 single questions on satisfaction with:
a: The sense of purpose and meaning in your life
b: What are you accomplishing in your life
c: How intersting is your day-to-day-life
d: Extent to which you are developing yourself and 
broadening your life
e: Extent to which you are achieving succes and getting 
ahead
f: How exciting is your life
All scored on a 1-9 D-T rating scale, summation by 
average.
Remarks
Both Happiness (ABS) and self fulfillment were assessed 
at T1 and T2 (25 month interval)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-aBeta=+.38 p < .001
T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in 
satisfaction with self fulfillment
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-aBeta=+.20 p < .05
T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in self 
fulfillment.
Beta controlled for satisfaction with
- sex life
- health
- house
- standard of living
- friends
- leisure


Correlational finding on Happiness and Change in life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa02

StudyHeadey et al. (1984a): study AU 1978
TitleThe Impact of Life Events and Changes in Domain Satisfactions on Well-Being.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1984, Vol. 15, 203 - 227
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00668671
Public18-65 aged, general public, followed 3 years, Melbourne, Australia, 1979-80
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =184

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with leisure
Page in Source 211
Our classificationChange in life-appraisals, code L04aa02
Operationalization
Closed question rated on a 9- point scale (delighted 
...  terrible) Assessed at T2.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-aBeta=+.27 p < .01
Happiness T2 by satisfaction T2, controlling for 
happiness T1 and satisfaction T1.

ß can be interpreted as regression between CHANGE 
OF HAPPINESS and CHANGE OF SATISFACTION in time.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Change in life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa02

StudyHeadey & Wearing (1981): study AU AU Victoria 1978 /1
TitleAustralians' Priorities, Satisfaction and Well-Being.
SourceMonograph in Public Policy Studies, nr. 4, University of Melbourne, 1981, Australia
PublicAdults, general public, Melbourne, Australia, followed 25 months 1978-1981
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response0
Respondents N =184

Correlate
Author's labelChange in satisfaction with leisure
Page in Source 53
Our classificationChange in life-appraisals, code L04aa02
Operationalization
Single question on satisfaction with the amount of fun 
and enjoyment you have, scored on a 1-9 D-T rating 
scale.
Remarks
Both Happiness (ABS) and satisfaction with leisure were 
assessed at T1 and T2 (25 month interval)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-aBeta=+.27 p < .001
T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in 
satisfaction with leisure
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-aBeta=+.17 p < .05
T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in 
satisfaction with leisure
Beta controlled for satisfaction with
- sex life
- health
- house
- friends
- self-fulfillment
- standard of living


Correlational finding on Happiness and Change in life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa02

StudyHeadey et al. (1984a): study AU 1978
TitleThe Impact of Life Events and Changes in Domain Satisfactions on Well-Being.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1984, Vol. 15, 203 - 227
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00668671
Public18-65 aged, general public, followed 3 years, Melbourne, Australia, 1979-80
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =184

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with suburb
Page in Source 211
Our classificationChange in life-appraisals, code L04aa02
Operationalization
Closed question rated on a 9- point scale (delighted 
...  terrible) Assessed at T2.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-aBeta=+.05 ns
Happiness T2 by satisfaction T2, controlling for 
happiness T1 and satisfaction T1.

ß can be interpreted as regression between CHANGE 
OF HAPPINESS and CHANGE OF SATISFACTION in time.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Change in life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa02

StudyHeadey & Krause (1988): study XZ Germany West 1984
TitleA Health and Wealth Model of Change in Life Satisfaction.
SourceArbeitspapier 260, Sonderforschungsbereich 3, University of Mannheim, 1988, Germany
Public16+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1984-1985
Sample
Non-ResponseAttrition sample A: 8%, sample B: 15%
Respondents N =2718

Correlate
Author's labelChange in satisfaction
Page in Source 18
Our classificationChange in life-appraisals, code L04aa02
Operationalization
Joint effect of:
1 Change in income satisfaction T1-T2
2 Change in health satisfaction T1-T2

'Residual  changes scores' computed by by first 
regressing T2-scores on T1- scores : 
- ^Satisfaction T2^= a + b * Sat. T1. 
-  Residual change = Sat T2-^Sat T2^.
Residual change is in fact the deviation of an 
individuals satisfaction at T2 from the average T2- 
satisfaction of Ss who were equally satisfied at T1.
Remarks
CHANGE HAPPINESS by CHANGE SATISFACTION


Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaR²=.17
Happiness assessed ast T1 and T2.
Change in  happiness measured by:
1 Residual change (like change in satisfaction)
2 Change in happiness expected at T1


Correlational finding on Happiness and Change in life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa02

StudyHolloway & Carson (1999): study GB 1990
TitleSubjective Quality of Life, Psychopathology, Satisfacton with Care and Insight: An Exploratory Study.
SourceInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1999, Vol. 45, 259 - 267
PublicMental patients, UK, followed 3 years,1990-1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response0
Respondents N =70

Correlate
Author's labelChange in satisfaction with care
Page in Source 264-5
Our classificationChange in life-appraisals, code L04aa02
Operationalization
Selfreport on the follwing questions:
-your general state of health?
-how often you see a doctor?
-your nervous well-being?
-pleased about having accomplished something?
-that things were going your way?
-proud because some one complimented you on something 
you had done?
Remarks
Cullen (1997) Satisfaction Schedule. 
Assessed at T1 and T3 (18 month interval)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=-.15 p < .39
T1-T3 change in hapiness by T1-T3 change symptoms 
(T1-T3 18 months)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Change in life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa02

StudyHolloway & Carson (1999): study GB 1990
TitleSubjective Quality of Life, Psychopathology, Satisfacton with Care and Insight: An Exploratory Study.
SourceInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1999, Vol. 45, 259 - 267
PublicMental patients, UK, followed 3 years,1990-1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response0
Respondents N =70

Correlate
Author's labelChange in domain satisfactions
Page in Source 264-5
Our classificationChange in life-appraisals, code L04aa02
Operationalization
Average satisfaction with:
- work
- leisure
- religion
- finance
- accomodation
- legal/safety
- family
- social life
- health
Remarks
Comprehensive Psychiatric Rating Scale (CPRS) (Asberg 
1978)
Assessed at T1-T3 Difference: 18 month

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=+.45 p < .002
T1-T3 change in hapiness by T1-T3 change symptoms 
(T1-T3 18 months)
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aBeta=+.47 p < .0033
Beta controled for change in depression


Correlational finding on Happiness and Later life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa03

StudyYardley & Rice (1991): study US 1988
TitleThe Relationship between Mood and Subjective Well-Being.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1991, Vol. 24, 101 - 111
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00292653
PublicUniversity students, State University of New York at Buffalo, followed 10 weeks, 198?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =65

Correlate
Author's labelWell being (SWB)
Page in Source 106
Our classificationLater life-appraisals, code L04aa03
Operationalization
Self report five questions (Diener's satisfaction with 
life scale)

a In most ways my life is close to my ideal. 
b The conditions of my life are excellent.
c I am satisfied with my life. 
d So far I have gotten the important things I want in 
life.
e If I could live my life over, I would change almost 
nothing

Assessed at T1 and T2 (10 weeks difference)
Observed distributionT1: M=23.54 SD=5.28 T2: M=23.94 SD=5.67
Error EstimatesTest-retest correlation coefficient(over 10 weeks month)= .82 T1: Cronbach alpha= .80 T2: Cronbach alpha =.87
Remarks
Diener's SWLS is not accepted as a valid measure of 
happiness because of the last item in the scale

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-ar=+.48 p < .001
T1 Mood by T1 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-ar=+.42 p < .001
T1 Mood by T2 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-ar=+.48 p < .001
T1 Mood by T2 Mood
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-ar=+.50 p < .001
T1 SWB by T2 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-ar=+.22 p < .05
T1 SWB by T2 Mood
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-ar=+.64 p < .001
T2 Mood by T2 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-arpc=+.40 p < .001
T1 SWB by T2 SWB controling T1 mood and T2 mood
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-arpc=+.57 p < .001
T2 Mood by T2 SWB controling T1 mood and T2 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-aBeta=-.05 ns
T1 Mood by T2 SWB controling T1 SWB and T2 mood
Direct path insignificant
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-arpc=+.19 p < .05
Indirect path T1 Mood to T1 SWB to T2 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-aBeta=+.27 p < .05
Indirect path T1 Mood to T2 Mood to T2 SWB
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a
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Correlational finding on Happiness and Later life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa03

StudyMagnus & Diener (1991): study US 1986
TitleA Longitudinal Analysis of Personality, Life Events, and Subjective Well-Being.
SourcePaper presented at 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, 1991, Chicago, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/magnus_k_1991.pdf
PublicUniversity students, USA, followed 4 years 1986-1990
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =130

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with life (SWLS)
Page in Source 26
Our classificationLater life-appraisals, code L04aa03
Operationalization
Selfreport on five questions:

Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with 
each of the items by placing the appropriate number on 
the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest 
in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life
D  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in 
life
E If I could live my life over, I would change nothing 

Answers rated:
5 strongly agree
4 slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D+E divided by 5

Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale 
(SWLS)
Error EstimatesCronbach's alpha = + . 87, Disattenuated retest correlation = + .62
Remarks
Item E is left out in the selection of valid happiness 
items because a positive answer to this question does 
not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like 
the life he/she actually lives.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-ar=+.55 p < .00
T2 happiness by T1 SWLS
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.55 p < .00
T1 happiness by T2 SWLS
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.52 p < .05
T1 happiness by T2 SWLS
O-Sum-g-fi-?-7-ar=+.46 p < .05
T1 happiness by T2 SWLS
M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-ar=+.34 p < .05
T1 happiness by T2 SWLS
M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-ar=+.47 p < .05
T2 happiness by T1 SWLS

T1-T2 4 years interval


Correlational finding on Happiness and Later life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa03

StudyMagnus & Diener (1991): study US 1986
TitleA Longitudinal Analysis of Personality, Life Events, and Subjective Well-Being.
SourcePaper presented at 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, 1991, Chicago, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/magnus_k_1991.pdf
PublicUniversity students, USA, followed 4 years 1986-1990
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =130

Correlate
Author's labelPeer satisfaction with life
Page in Source 26
Our classificationLater life-appraisals, code L04aa03
Operationalization
Ratings of informant on four questions:

Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with 
each of the items by placing the appropriate number on 
the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest 
in your responding.
A  In most ways life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of life are excellent
C  He/she is satisfied with life
D  So far, he/she has gotten the important things 
he/she wants in life
E  If he/she could live life over, he/she would change 
nothing 

Answers rated:
5  strongly agree
4  slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D+E divided by 5
Remarks
At least seven informants for each participant: at 
least three from family members and three others from 
friends.
Assessed at T1(1986) and T2(1990)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-ar=+.43 p < .05
T1 peer SWLS by T2 happiness
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-ar=+.52 p < .05
T2 peer SWLS by T2 happiness
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.53 p < .05
T2 peer SWLS by T1 happiness
O-Sum-g-fi-?-7-ar=+.44 p < .05
T2 peer SWLS by T1 happiness
M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-ar=+.45 p < .05
T2 peer SWLS by T1 happiness
M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-ar=+.43 p < .05
T1 peer SWLS by T2 happiness

T1-T2 4 years interval


Correlational finding on Happiness and Later life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa03

StudyHawkins & Booth (2005): study US 1980
TitleUnhappily Ever After: Effects of Long-Term, Low-Quality Marriages on Well-Being.
SourceSocial Forces, 2005, Vol. 84, 451 - 471
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/3598312
PublicCouples, USA, followed 12 years, 1980-1992
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response35%
Respondents N =1150

Correlate
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in Source 458
Our classificationLater life-appraisals, code L04aa03
Operationalization
How much satisfaction do you get from …?

Six item summed scale that assesses how satisfied 
respondents are with their neighborhoods, jobs, homes, 
friends, leisure time and family.
Answers ranged from 1= non to 5= a great deal
Observed distributionM=23.84, SD=3.57, Range 6-30
Error EstimatesAlpha = .62
Remarks
Assessed at T4 (1992)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-adr=+.39 p < .001
T4 happiness by T4 summed domain satisfaction
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-adr=+.26 p < .001
T1 happiness (1980) by T4 summed domain 
satisfaction (12 years interval)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Later life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa03

StudyMcCrae & Costa (1991): study US Baltimore County, Maryland 1979
TitleAdding 'Liebe und Arbeit': The Full Five Factor Model and Well-Being.
SourcePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1991, Vol. 17, 227 - 232
PublicSingle males and couples Baltimore USA, followed 7 years, 1979-86
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =429

Correlate
Author's labelLater life-appraisal
Page in Source 22
Our classificationLater life-appraisals, code L04aa03
Operationalization
Index of closed questions on satisfaction with 14 
distinct areas in life, including health, money, 
neighborhood and work. Neugarten e.a.
Life satisfaction Index (LSI). 
(This measure is not considered as a valid measure of 
happiness by us)
Assessed at T1 (1979) and T2(1981)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.50 p < .01
T1 happiness (LS: HAPP 2.1) by T2 LSI
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.47 p < .01
T1 happiness (ABS: AFF 2.3) by T2 LSI 


Correlational finding on Happiness and Later life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa03

StudyStorandt et al. (1975): study US 1970
TitlePredictors of a Dimension of Well-Being in Relocated Healthy Aged.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1975, Vol. 30, 97 - 102
Public60+ aged, followed 15 months after move, USA, 197?
Sample
Non-Response50%; 47% unattainable, 3% incomplete
Respondents N =122

Correlate
Author's labelWell-being
Page in Source 99
Our classificationLater life-appraisals, code L04aa03
Operationalization
Ratings by two psychologists on a 5-point scale. 
The raters were instructed to rate on a dimension of 
well-being that ranged from spent, played out, almost 
senile in manner, to alive, zestful, vital, even 
enthousiastic.
Assessed at T2 (11 to 19 month after move).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLP-c-sq-l-11-aAoV=+ ns
Happiness assessed at T1 (within 5 months of 
moving into new residence: 73 were tested up to 5 
months prior to moving, 49 were tested within 5 
months following the move; no significant 
differences between these groups were found)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Later life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa03

StudyMussen et al. (1982): study US 1930
TitleEarly Adult Antecedents of Life Satisfaction at Age 70.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1982, Vol. 37, 316 - 322
PublicMothers of 21-months babies. Followed 40 years, Berkeley USA, 1930-70
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =81

Correlate
Author's labelLater life appraisal
Page in Source 317
Our classificationLater life-appraisals, code L04aa03
Operationalization
Neugarten (1961) Life Satisfaction Rating (LSR)
Five item index of interviewer ratings
on:
- zest versus apathy
- resolution and fortitude
- congruence between desired and
  achieved goals.
- self-concepts (from "feels at his 
  best" to "feels worthless")
- mood tone (ranging from "happy,
  optimistic attitudes and mood" to 
  "pessimistic", "complaining"' and
  "bitter feelings").
The LSR is not a valid indicator of happiness.
LSR assessed at T2 (Ss. aged ±70).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-CP-g-fi-v-7-br=+.39 p < .001
Happiness (affect) was assessed at T1 when Ss.were 
aged about 30.
O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-br=+.30 p < .05
HAPP 3.4 assessed at T1 (Ss. aged ±30).
A-CP-g-fi-v-7-brpc=+.46 p < .001
rpc controlled for socio-economic status through 
the years.
O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-brpc=+.34 p < .05
rpc controlled for socio-economic status through 
the years.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Later life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa03

StudyMussen et al. (1982): study US 1930
TitleEarly Adult Antecedents of Life Satisfaction at Age 70.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1982, Vol. 37, 316 - 322
PublicMothers of 21-months babies. Followed 40 years, Berkeley USA, 1930-70
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =81

Correlate
Author's labelLater quality of life
Page in Source 317
Our classificationLater life-appraisals, code L04aa03
Operationalization
Neugarten (1961) Life Satisfaction Rating (LSR)
Five item index of interview ratings
on:
- zest versus apathy
- resolution and fortitude
- congruence between desired and
  achieved goals.
- self-concepts (from "feels at his 
  best" to "feels worthless")
- mood tone (ranging from "happy,
  optimistic attitudes and mood" to 
  "pessimistic", "complaining"' and
  "bitter feelings").
The LSR is not a valid indicator of happiness.
LSR assessed at T2 (Ss. aged ±70).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-br=+.30 p < .05
HAPP 3.4 assessed at T1 (Ss. aged ±30).
A-CP-g-fi-v-7-br=+.39 p < .001
Happiness (affect) was assessed at T1 when Ss. 
were about 30.
O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-brpc=+.34 p < .05
rpc controlled for socio-economic status through 
the years.
A-CP-g-fi-v-7-brpc=+.46 p < .001
rpc controlled for socio-economic status through 
the years.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Current overall judgements of life as a whole
Subject code: L04ab

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelassesment of one's own quality of life
Page in Source 396
Our classificationCurrent overall judgements of life as a whole, code L04ab
Operationalization
Single question:
"How is the quality of your life at present? (in your 
understanding of the word)"
1: very bad
2: bad 
3: neither/nor
4: good
5: very good
Observed distributionN: all:1468, 1:9, 2:42, 3:275, 4:789, 5:353

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.64 p < .00
  1:Ms=1.24    
  2:Ms=4.05   
  3:Ms=6.16   
  4:Ms=7.90   
  5:Ms=9.38   
All Mt=7.78
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.71 p < .00
 1: Mt=1.95
 2: Mt=2.91
 3: Mt=5.66
 4: Mt=7.59
 5: Mt=9.23
All Mt=7.45
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.62 p < .00
 1: Mt=2.23
 2: Mt=3.95
 3: Mt=5.49
 4: Mt=6.95
 5: Mt=8.58
All Mt=6.95


Correlational finding on Happiness and Current overall judgements of life as a whole
Subject code: L04ab

StudyClement (1980): study FR 1975 /2
TitleDe la Variation de Quelques Traits de Personalité en Fonction, notamment, de l'Age, du Sexe et du Niveau Intellectuel. (The Variation of Certain Personality Traits in Relation to Age, Sex, and Intelligent Level).
SourcePsychologie Francaise, 1980, Vol. 25, 95 - 113
PublicAdult women, France, 1975
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1893

Correlate
Author's labelFeels well in skin
Page in Source 102
Our classificationCurrent overall judgements of life as a whole, code L04ab
Operationalization
Self rating on an open scale. Placer une croix, sur 
chaque ligne, a l'endroit que vous estimez etre celui 
qui correspond le mieux a votre etat, par rapport aux 
definitions proposees;

  Je me sens assez bien dans ma peau   
___________________________________  Je ne me sens pas  
          Je me sens tres bien dans ma             tres 
bien peau                       dans ma peau
                 
(Place a cross, on each line, on the place you estimate 
to be that correspond the best with your state, in 
reference to the proposed definitions; I don't feel 
very well in my skin - I don't feel too well in my skin 
- I feel quite well in my skin).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-ol-9-ar=+.36 p < .001
O-SP-u-sq-ol-9-ar=+.43 p < .001


Correlational finding on Happiness and Current overall judgements of life as a whole
Subject code: L04ab

StudyBalatsky & Diener (1993): study RU 1990
TitleSubjective Well-Being among Russian Students.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1993, Vol. 28, 225 - 243
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF01079019
PublicStudents, Moscow and Glazov (Ural), Russia, 1990
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =116

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with life scale (SWLS)
Page in Source 233
Our classificationCurrent overall judgements of life as a whole, code L04ab
Operationalization
5 Item Satisfaction With Life Scale 
(SWLS):
a.In most ways my life is close to ideal
b.The conditions of my life are excellent.
c.I am satisfied with my life.
d.So far I have got the important things I want in 
life.
e.If I could live my life over, I would change almost 
nothing.

Answers of each questions on 7-point rating scale:
7.strongly agree
6.agree
5 slightly agree
4 neither agree nor disagree
3 slightly disagree
2 disagree
1 strongly disagree
Observed distributionM= 17.67; SD= 4.84

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.51 p < .01
p two-tailed
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-br=+.42 p < .01
p two tailed


Correlational finding on Happiness and Current overall judgements of life as a whole
Subject code: L04ab

StudySeidlitz & Diener (1993): study US 1988 /2
TitleMemory for Positive versus Negative Life Events: Theories for the Differences between Happy and Unhappy Persons.
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1993, Vol. 64, 654 - 664
PublicPsychology students, selected for earlier happiness, followed 11 month, USA, 198?-8?
Sample
Non-ResponseDrop-out: T0-T1: 28%, T1-T2: 41%
Respondents N =54

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with life
Page in Source 661
Our classificationCurrent overall judgements of life as a whole, code L04ab
Operationalization
Diener's 5-item SWLS, items scored on a
7 point scale.
1. In most ways my life is close to
   ideal.
2. The conditions of my life are
   excellent.
3. I am satisfied with my life.
4. So far I have gotten the important
   things I want in life.
5. If I could live my life over, I
   would change almost nothing.

Answer categories:
1. strongly disagree
2. disagree
3. slightly disagree
4. neither agree nor disagree
5. slightly agree
6. agree
7. strongly agree

Assessed at T1 and T2 
(11 month interval)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-g-mq-*-0-ar=+.65 p < .001
T1 happiness with T1 life-satisfaction 
A-AOL-g-mq-*-0-ar=+.52 p < .001
T1 happiness with T2 life-satisfaction 
A-AOL-g-mq-*-0-ar=+.62 p < .001
T2 happiness with T1 life-satisfaction 
A-AOL-g-mq-*-0-ar=+.62 p < .001
T2 happiness with T2 life-satisfaction 


Correlational finding on Happiness and Wished other life
Subject code: L04ab01

StudySnider (1980): study CA 1976
TitleExplaining Life Satisfaction: It's the Elderly's Attitudes that Count.
SourceSocial Science Quarterly, 1980, Vol. 61, 253 - 263
Public65+ aged, retired whites, Edmonton, Canada, 1976
SampleProbability systematic sample
Non-Response10%
Respondents N =428

Correlate
Author's labelWillingness to relive life exactly the same
Page in Source 255
Our classificationWished other life , code L04ab01
Operationalization
Single direct question. 

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-g-sq-v-3-ar=+.13 p < .001


Correlational finding on Happiness and Wished other life
Subject code: L04ab01

StudyAbrams & Hall (1972): study GB 1971
TitleThe Condition of the British People: Report on a Pilot Survey using Self-Rating Scales.
SourceUnpublished Paper, Social Science Research Council, 1972, London, UK
Public15+ aged, middle class, Britain, 1971
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =213

Correlate
Author's labelWish to have lived in an other way in the past
Page in Source 21
Our classificationWished other life , code L04ab01
Operationalization
Closed question on number of things one wants to change 
if one could relive one's life not change any of it / 
change some parts / change many parts

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-l-11-br=+.06


Correlational finding on Happiness and Wished other life
Subject code: L04ab01

StudyShichman & Cooper (1984): study US 1979
TitleLife Satisfaction and Sex-Role Concept.
SourceSex Roles, 1984, Vol. 11, 227 - 240
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00287516
PublicAdults, students and churchmembers, USA, 197?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response5,9 %
Respondents N =217

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with conflicts among various aspects
Page in Source 234
Our classificationWished other life , code L04ab01
Operationalization
Single direct questions on both satisfaction and 
dissatisfaction with conflicts among various aspects.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-ar=-.36 p < .00
dissatisfaction


Correlational finding on Happiness and Wished other life
Subject code: L04ab01

StudySears & Barbee (1977): study US 1921
TitleCareer and Life Satisfactions among Terman Gifted Women.
SourceStanley, J.C.;George, W.C.;Eds.:"The Gifted and the Creative", J.Hopkins University Press, 1977, Baltimore, USA, 28 - 72
PublicGifted women (IQ >135), followed 50 years, California, USA, 1921-72
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-ResponseAttrition in 1972: 25%
Respondents N =671

Correlate
Author's labelWish to be a man
Page in Source 40-62/4
Our classificationWished other life , code L04ab01
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Ever wished to be a member of 
the opposite sex?"

Assessed in 1940

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-aAoV= ns
Earlier wish (1940) by present happiness (1972).
M-PL-h-sq-v-5-bChi²= ns


Correlational finding on Happiness and Perceives a lot of happiness (projective happiness)
Subject code: L04ab02

StudyWessman & Ricks (1966): study US 1957 /1
TitleMood and Personality.
SourceHolt, Rinehart and Wilson, 1966, New York, USA
PublicMale college students, followed 3 years, Harvard University, USA, 1957-60
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response37%: 9 dropouts, incomplete; about the same happiness distribution.
Respondents N =17

Correlate
Author's labelProjective happiness
Page in Source 116
Our classificationPerceives a lot of happiness (projective happiness), code L04ab02
Operationalization
Over-all score on a scheme of 15 posi- tive and 15 
negative variables indica- tive of happy - unhappy 
themes, using stories that were told to the Standard 
Thematic Apperception Test cards (see Murray, 1943).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-ar=+.27 ns


Correlational finding on Happiness and Aspect judgements of one's life as a whole
Subject code: L04ac

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of needs
Page in Source 428
Our classificationAspect judgements of one's life as a whole, code L04ac
Operationalization
fulfilment of needs
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: All:4217; %:1:0,1; 2:2,6; 3:16,9; 4:57,1; 5:23,3
Remarks
fulfilment of needs is made up of the questions:
"How well are your basic biological needs fulfilled at 
present?"(such as food, clothing, heating, housing, 
sleep, sex, safety and security ?)
"How well are your social needs fulfilled at 
present?"(need for contact, recognition, friendship and 
social acceptance)
"How well is your need to be useful fulfilled at 
present?"(need to help other people, to make the world 
a better place)
How well is your need to realize your life popential 
being fulfilled (need to develop insight and action to 
live in ever increasing harmony with yourself)
"How well is your need for an exciting and varied life 
fulfilled at present?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.55 p < .00
1: Ms=2.50
2: Ms=3.93
3: Ms=6.04
4: Ms=7.99
5: Ms=9.15
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.60 p < .00
1: Ms=1.66
2: Ms=3.19
3: Ms=5.44
4: Ms=7.70
5: Ms=8.99
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.55 p < .00
1: Ms=2.88
2: Ms=3.96
3: Ms=5.34
4: Ms=7.16
5: Ms=8.51


Correlational finding on Happiness and Aspect judgements of one's life as a whole
Subject code: L04ac

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labeldenial of needs
Page in Source 424
Our classificationAspect judgements of one's life as a whole, code L04ac
Operationalization
denial of needs(I do not have this need)
Made up of the following questions rated at a 5-points 
scale from very bad to very well:
a. "How well are your basic biological needs at present 
?"
This concerns your physical needs such as your need for 
food, clothing, heating, housing, sleep, sex, safety 
and security
b. "How well are your social needs fulfilled at present 
?"
This concerns your needs for warm, human contacts, 
recognition, friendship and social solidarity
c. "How well is your need to be useful fulfilled at 
present?"
This concerns your need to help other people, make your 
contribution to the world or making it a better place
d. "How well is your need for an exciting and varied 
life fulfilled at present?"
This concerns your need to have an exciting and varied 
life with experiences and actions.
e. "How well is your need for self-realization 
fulfilled at present?"
This concerns your need to develop your insight and 
ability to take action in order to live in an ever 
increasing harmony with yourself
1: basic biological needs
2: social needs
3: the need to be useful
4: the need for an exciting and varied life
5: the need for self-realization
Observed distributionN: all:217, a:11, b:21, c:47, d:69, e:69

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-a
 a: Mt=7.05
 b: Mt=7.50
 c: Mt=7.66
 d: Mt=7.58
 e: Mt=7.83
All Mt=7.64
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e
 a: Mt=7.19
 b: Mt=7.76
 c: Mt=7.34
 d: Mt=7.58
 e: Mt=7.50 
All Mt=7.50
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ha
 a: Mt=5.91
 b: Mt=6.59
 c: Mt=6.51
 d: Mt=6.46
 e: Mt=6.60
All Mt=6.50


Correlational finding on Happiness and Aspect judgements of one's life as a whole
Subject code: L04ac

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of needs
Page in Source 404
Our classificationAspect judgements of one's life as a whole, code L04ac
Operationalization
Fulfillment of needs
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: all:1314, 1:2, 2:23, 3:199, 4:777, 5:313
Remarks
fulfilment of needs made up of the questions:
"How well are your basic biological needs fulfilled at 
present?"(such as food, clothing, heating, housing, 
sleep, sex, safety and security ?)
"How well are your social needs fulfilled at 
present?"(need for contact, recognition, friendship and 
social acceptance)
"How well is your need to be useful fulfilled at 
present?"(need to help other people, to make the world 
a better place)
How well is your need to realize your life popential 
being fulfilled (need to develop insight and action to 
live in ever increasing harmony with yourself)
"How well is your need for an exciting and varied life 
fulfilled at present?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.47 p < .00
 1: Mt=2.50
 2: Mt=3.80
 3: Mt=6.40
 4: Mt=7.89
 5: Mt=8.95
All Mt=7.84
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.58 p < .00
 1: Mt=1.25
 2: Mt=2.83
 3: Mt=5.70
 4: Mt=7.55
 5: Mt=8.93
All Mt=7.50
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.52 p < .00
 1: Mt=2.50
 2: Mt=3.59
 3: Mt=5.51
 4: Mt=7.01
 5: Mt=8.34
All Mt=7.04


Correlational finding on Happiness and Aspect judgements of one's life as a whole
Subject code: L04ac

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of social needs
Page in Source 440
Our classificationAspect judgements of one's life as a whole, code L04ac
Operationalization
Single question:
"How well are your social needs fulfilled at present ?"
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: All:4590; %:1:1,1; 2:4,8; 3:15,5; 4:47,5; 5:31,1
Remarks
The explanation says:"that is your needs for warm human 
contact, recognition, friendship and social acceptance 
?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.52 p < .00
1: Ms=3.44
2: Ms=4.55
3: Ms=6.48
4: Ms=7.85
5: Ms=8.84
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.55 p < .00
1: Ms=2.65
2: Ms=4.10
3: Ms=6.06
4: Ms=7.51
5: Ms=8.63
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.50 p < .00
1: Ms=3.63
2: Ms=4.56
3: Ms=5.65
4: Ms=7.03
5: Ms=8.15


Correlational finding on Happiness and Aspect judgements of one's life as a whole
Subject code: L04ac

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of the need for self-realization
Page in Source 446
Our classificationAspect judgements of one's life as a whole, code L04ac
Operationalization
Single question:
"How well is your need for self-realization fulfilled 
at present ?"
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: All:4412; %:1:2,3; 2:10,7; 3:28,6; 4:42,3; 5:16,1

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.51 p < .00
1: Ms=4.15
2: Ms=5.63
3: Ms=7.23
4: Ms=8.30
5: Ms=9.04
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.55 p < .00
1: Ms=3.06
2: Ms=5.04
3: Ms=6.94
4: Ms=7.99
5: Ms=8.91
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.47 p < .00
1: Ms=4.00
2: Ms=5.33
3: Ms=6.51
4: Ms=7.49
5: Ms=8.25


Correlational finding on Happiness and Aspect judgements of one's life as a whole
Subject code: L04ac

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labeldenial of needs
Page in Source 448
Our classificationAspect judgements of one's life as a whole, code L04ac
Operationalization
denial of needs( I do not have this need)
a: basic biological needs
b: social needs
c: the need to be useful
d: the need for an exciting and varied life
e: the need for self-realization
f: no denial of needs
Observed distributionN: All:4703; %:a:-; b0,3; c:2,6; d:2,7; e:3,8; f:92,5:

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-a
a: Ms=-
b: Ms=7.66
c: Ms=7.23
d: Ms=7.91
e: Ms=8.00
f: Ms=7.74
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e
a: Ms=-
b: Ms=6.88
c: Ms=6.91
d: Ms=7.75
e: Ms=7.69
f: Ms=7.41
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ha
a: Ms=-
b: Ms=5.79
c: Ms=6.81
d: Ms=7.03
e: Ms=7.06
f: Ms=7.03


Correlational finding on Happiness and Aspect judgements of one's life as a whole
Subject code: L04ac

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of social needs
Page in Source 416
Our classificationAspect judgements of one's life as a whole, code L04ac
Operationalization
Single question:
"How well are your social needs fulfilled at present ?"
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: all:1444, 1:7, 2:57, 3:217, 4:735, 5:428

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.47 p < .00
 1: Mt=2.50
 2: Mt=5.18
 3: Mt=6.58
 4: Mt=7.79
 5: Mt=8.81
All Mt=7.78
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.53 p < .00
 1: Mt=3.21
 2: Mt=4.30
 3: Mt=6.04
 4: Mt=7.48
 5: Mt=8.61
All Mt=7.45
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.49 p < .00
 1: Mt=3.21
 2: Mt=4.74
 3: Mt=5.73
 4: Mt=6.88
 5: Mt=8.09
All Mt=6.96


Correlational finding on Happiness and Aspect judgements of one's life as a whole
Subject code: L04ac

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelneed for self-realization
Page in Source 422
Our classificationAspect judgements of one's life as a whole, code L04ac
Operationalization
Single question:
"How well is your need for self-realization fulfilled 
at present?"
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: all:1385, 1:21, 2:118, 3:405, 4:621, 5:220

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.46 p < .00
 1: Mt=4.76
 2: Mt=5.58
 3: Mt=7.29
 4: Mt=8.21
 5: Mt=8.94
All Mt=7.78
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.54 p < .00
 1: Mt=3.98
 2: Mt=5.15
 3: Mt=6.76
 4: Mt=7.96
 5: Mt=8.90
All Mt=7.45
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.47 p < .00
 1: Mt=4.44
 2: Mt=5.10
 3: Mt=6.34
 4: Mt=7.43
 5: Mt=8.11
All Mt=6.96


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life)
Subject code: L04ac01

StudyDavern et al. (2007): study AU 2002
TitleSubjective Wellbeing as an Affective-Cognitive Construct.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2007, Vol. 8, 429 - 449
DOIDOI:10.1007/s10902-007-9066-1
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response69%
Respondents N =478

Correlate
Author's labelCore affective descriptors
Page in Source 434
Our classificationSingle aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life), code L04ac01
Operationalization
Selfreport on 6 questions on feeling about life: 
"Please indicate how each of the following describes 
your feelings when you think about your life in 
general."
A Energized
B Happy
C Content
D Satisfied
E Stressed
F Pleased

Rated 0 (not at all) to 10 (extremely)
Error EstimatesR² = .64, F(6,444) = 131.87, p<.001
Remarks
All data have been converted to Percentage of Scale 
Maximum scores, which standardizes the scales onto a 
0-100 scale.
Items in 31 item questionneire designed to reflect the 
circumplex model of affective experience

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.58
A: Energized
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.09 p < .05
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.72
B: Happy
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.24 p < .001
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.73
C: Content
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+29 p < .001
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.73
D: Satisfied
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.20 p < .001
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=-.41
E: Stressed
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=-.10 p < .005
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.65
F: Pleased
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.03 ns
All Beta's controlled for other life appraisals
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=+.64 p < .001
A+B+C+D+E+F


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life)
Subject code: L04ac01

StudyHedley (1981): study AU 1977
TitleWork, Life and the Pursuit of Happiness: A Study of Australian Industrial Workers.
SourceThe Journal of Industrial Relations, September, 1981, 397 - 405
DOIdoi:10.1177/002218568102300307
PublicShop-floor workers in four metropolitan areas, south-eastern Australia, 1977
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response42%
Respondents N =1486

Correlate
Author's labellife worth living
Page in Source 400
Our classificationSingle aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life), code L04ac01
Operationalization
Single question:
How often have you seriously thought that life wasn't 
really worth living..
1: a great deal
2: occasionally
3: once or twice
4: never
Observed distribution1: 5%, 2: 20%, 3: 31%, 4: 44%

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-aG=+.61
O-LWL-u-sq-v-4-aG=+.51


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life)
Subject code: L04ac01

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labelperceived quality of life
Page in Source 420
Our classificationSingle aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life), code L04ac01
Operationalization
Single question:
How is the quality of your life at present ?(in your 
understanding of the word)
1: very bad
2: bad
3: neither/nor
4: good
5: very good
Observed distributionN: All:4601; %: 1:0,9; 2:4,7; 3:17,4; 4:50,6; 5:26,6
Remarks
As a happiness measure this question correlates highly 
with other happiness measures

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.68 p < .00
1: Ms=2.13
2: Ms=3.85
3: Ms=6.05
4: Ms=7.94
5: Ms=9.33
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.74 p < .00
1: Ms=1.44
2: Ms=3.04
3: Ms=5.50
4: Ms=7.61
5: Ms=9.26
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.68 p < .00
1: Ms=2.44
2: Ms=4.10
3: Ms=5.26
4: Ms=7.04
5: Ms=8.81


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life)
Subject code: L04ac01

StudyKoivumaa-Honkanen (1998): study FI 1975
TitleLife Satisfaction as a Health Predictor.
SourceDoctoral Dissertation, University of Turku, 1998, Finland (Kuopio University Publications D. Medical Sciences 143)
Public18-64 aged adult twin pairs, Finland, 1975
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response271
Respondents N =29444

Correlate
Author's labelInterest in life
Page in Source 70
Our classificationSingle aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life), code L04ac01
Operationalization
Do you feel that your life at present is 
5= very interesting
4= fairly interesting
3= cannot say
2= fairy boring
1= very boring
Observed distributionM=3.81, CI95[3.82-3.80]
Remarks
Original scale is reversed

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.65
All
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.64
Men
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.66
Women
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.59
Healthy
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.68
Sick
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.64
Age 18-24
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.65
Age 25-34
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.63
Age 35-44
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.67
Age 45-54
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.66
Age 55-64


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life)
Subject code: L04ac01

Study~CocaCola (2012): study DE 2011
TitleStudie zur Lebensfreude. (Study on Enjoyment of Life).
SourceFORZA, Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung und statistische Analysen, 2012 Berlin, Germany
Public14-69 aged, Germany, 2011
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2153

Correlate
Author's labelMood when you are thankful for what you have achieved
Page in Source 397
Our classificationSingle aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life), code L04ac01
Operationalization
Single question: How happy do you usually feel on a 
scale of 0 to 10 when you are thankful for what you 
have and have achieved in life?
Observed distributionN= 0:*%, 1:*%, 2:1%, 3:2%, 4:2%, 5:5%, 6:7%, 7:14%, 8:24%, 9:23%, 10:20%,DKNA:1%
Remarks
N=2051

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HP-u-sq-n-11-bDM=+
Most happy       Less happy others   Difference
top 2:  M = 9.0  M = 7.6             +1.4
top 3:  M = 8.6  M = 7.2             +1.4 
top 5:  M = 8.3  M = 6.6             +1.7
O-HP-u-sq-n-11-b
Top 2: 10-9 N= 495, Others: 8-0 N=1556
Top 3: 10-8 N=1060, Others: 7-0 N= 990
Top 5: 10-6 N=1637, Others: 5-0 N= 414


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life)
Subject code: L04ac01

StudyBecchetti et al. (2016): study ZZ Europe 2006
TitleInside the Life Satisfaction Blackbox.
SourceWorld Happiness Report, 2016, Vol.2, 1 - 36
URLhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2198303
Public50+ aged, general public, Europe, 2006,2007
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =30325000

Correlate
Author's labelVitality
Page in Source 15,21
Our classificationSingle aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life), code L04ac01
Operationalization
Survey question: How often do you feel full of energies 
these days?
Observed distributionM = 3,15 SD = 0,86 N = 32172

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-er=0,42
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-eb=+.17 p < .01
b controlled for
- gender
- years of education
- household size
- number of children
- number of grandchildren
- marital status
- age
- region


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life)
Subject code: L04ac01

StudyBecchetti et al. (2016): study ZZ Europe 2006
TitleInside the Life Satisfaction Blackbox.
SourceWorld Happiness Report, 2016, Vol.2, 1 - 36
URLhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2198303
Public50+ aged, general public, Europe, 2006,2007
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =30325000

Correlate
Author's labelOpportunities
Page in Source 15,22
Our classificationSingle aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life), code L04ac01
Operationalization
Survey question: How often do you feel that life is 
full of opportunities?
Observed distributionM = 3,09 SD = 0,87 N = 32290

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-er=+.45
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-eb=+.16 p < .01
b controlled for
- gender
- years of education
- household size
- number of children
- number of grandchildren
- marital status
- age
- region


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life)
Subject code: L04ac01

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /2
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, Nov 1972
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response38%
Respondents N =1072

Correlate
Author's labelFeeling warm about life
Page in Source 85
Our classificationSingle aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life), code L04ac01
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question : 
Where would you put your life as a whole on a feeling 
thermometer?
Rated on 'thermometer scale' (in grades)
0 degrees: very cold, negative
10
20
30 
40
50
60
70
80
90
100  very warm, positive
Remarks
Happiness measure type O-further

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=+.39
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.50
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.32
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.47
O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-ar=+.41
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-amr=+.50
O-DT twice during the interview with and interval 
of about 10 minutes
Correlation with O-SLV (asked once)
O-DT asked first: r=+.51
O-DT asked last : r=+.49


Correlational finding on Happiness and Close (vs lonely)
Subject code: L04ac01a

StudyBradshaw et al. (2006): study ZZ OECD member states 2001
TitleComparing Child Well-Being in OECD Countries: Concepts and Methods.
SourceInnoocenti Working Paper no. 2006-3, Unicef Research Centre, 2006, Florence, Italy
URLhttps://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/464/
PublicAdolescents, 29 nations, 2001
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =137682

Correlate
Author's labelFeeling lonely
Page in Source 4, 70, 75
Our classificationClose (vs lonely), code L04ac01a
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
"I feel lonely"
Observed distributionOECD countries: Austria = 7,2 Belgium = 6,4 Canada = 7,6 Czech Republic = 7,0 Denmark = 6,2 Finland = 6,2 France = 6,4 Germany = 6,2 Greece = 6,5 Hungary = 7,3 Ireland = 4,6 Italy = 6,0 Netherlands = 2,9 Norway = 7,0 Poland = 8,4 Portugal = 5,0 Spain = 4,4 Sweden = 6,7 Switzerland = 6,6 United Kingdom = 5,4 United States = NA Average of OECD countries: 7,4 %, SD = 5,3 % Non-OECD Countries: Croatia = NA Estonia = NA Israel = 2,7 Latvia = 9,0 Lithuania = NA Malta = NA Russian Federation = 8,5 Slovenia = NA
Remarks
Data: PISA 2003

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-ar=-.42 ns
% happy in nation by % feeling lonely


Correlational finding on Happiness and Close (vs lonely)
Subject code: L04ac01a

StudyBrenner (1970): study US 1960
TitleSocial Factors in Mental Well-Being at Adolescence.
SourcePhD Dissertation, The American University, 1970, Washington DC, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/brenner_b_1970.pdf
PublicHighschool pupils, New York State, USA, 1960
Sample
Non-Response1%
Respondents N =5204

Correlate
Author's labelTending to be a lonely person
Page in Source 71/75/87/.
Our classificationClose (vs lonely), code L04ac01a
Operationalization
Closed question: not lonely / fairly lonely / very 
lonely.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-aG=-.31
Males       : G = -.55
Females     : G = -.49
A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-aG=-.31
Males       : G = -.55
Females     : G = -.49
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-bG=-.68
Unaffected by sex

After control for:
- usual mood                        : Gs = -.56
- having fun in life                : Gs = -.50
- frequency of low mood             : Gs = -.62
- tending to be a discouraged person: Gs = -.60
- anxiety symptoms                  : Gs = -.66
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-bV= .32 p < . 01
A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-aV= .23 p < . 01


Correlational finding on Happiness and In control (vs drifting)
Subject code: L04ac01b

StudyWozniak et al. (1993): study US 1985
TitleDomains of Subjective Well-Being in Farm Men and Women.
SourceJournal of Family and Economic Issues, 1993, Vol. 14, 97 - 114
Public18-65 aged farm-couples, USA, 1985
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response?
Respondents N =1110

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with control of life
Page in Source 105-106
Our classificationIn control (vs drifting), code L04ac01b
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
Considering everything about your life at the present 
time, how would you rate your overall satisfaction with 
the extent to which you control your life?
1: very dissatisfied
2: dissatisfied
3: neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4: satisfied
5: very satisfied
Observed distributionM=3.72 SD = 0,925

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-mr=+.54 p < .001
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-mBeta=+.26 p < .001
Beta controlled for satisfaction with:
-standard of living
-farm plans
-children
-farm income
-houshold
-retirement plan
-farm tasks


Correlational finding on Happiness and In control (vs drifting)
Subject code: L04ac01b

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelAbleness in life
Page in Source 92
Our classificationIn control (vs drifting), code L04ac01b
Operationalization
Closed question on specific feelings about life: "I 
think my life is helpless...capable".
Rated on a 7-point scale ranging from positive (7) to 
negative (1)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.47
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.50
O-DT asked second: r=+.50
O-DT asked third : r=+.40
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.30
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.30
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.30
Index of positive affects: r=+.30
Index of negative affects: r=-.20
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.30
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.40
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.40


Correlational finding on Happiness and In control (vs drifting)
Subject code: L04ac01b

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /2
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, Nov 1972
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response38%
Respondents N =1072

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with opportunity to change things
Page in Source 112
Our classificationIn control (vs drifting), code L04ac01b
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about the opportunity 
to change things around that you don't like?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks


Correlational finding on Happiness and Developing (vs stagnating)
Subject code: L04ac01c

StudyNoelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1973 /4
TitlePolitik und Glück. (Politics and Happiness).
SourceBaier, H.;Ed.: "Freiheit und Sachzwang", West Deutscher Verlag, 1977, Opladen, Germany, 208 - 262
Public16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1973
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1041

Correlate
Author's labelSelfrealisation
Page in Source 246
Our classificationDeveloping (vs stagnating), code L04ac01c
Operationalization
Single closed question: "Do you have in your life the 
possibility to realise your good ideas or is it often 
not possible? 
1. Always or mostly possible
0. Mostly not possible

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-CA-mh-ri-v-2-aG=+.38 p < .01
All
A-CA-mh-ri-v-2-atc=+.19 p < .01
A-CA-mh-ri-v-2-aG=+.34 p < .01
Workers only
A-CA-mh-ri-v-2-atb=+.17 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Developing (vs stagnating)
Subject code: L04ac01c

StudyNoelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1973 /6
TitlePolitik und Glück. (Politics and Happiness).
SourceBaier, H.;Ed.: "Freiheit und Sachzwang", West Deutscher Verlag, 1977, Opladen, Germany, 208 - 262
Public16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1973
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1041

Correlate
Author's labelSelf realisation
Our classificationDeveloping (vs stagnating), code L04ac01c
Operationalization
Single direct question
Do you have in your life the possibility to realize 
your good ideas?
1. Always or mostly possible
0. Mostly not possible

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-CA-mh-ri-v-2-bG=+.38 p < .01
A-CA-mh-ri-v-2-btb=+.22 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Developing (vs stagnating)
Subject code: L04ac01c

StudyKammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /1
TitleSourcebook for Measuring Well-Being with Affectometer 2.
Source'Why not?'Foundation, 1983, Dunedin, New Zealand
Public18+ aged, general public, Dunedin, New Zealand, 198?
Sample
Non-Response52%
Respondents N =112

Correlate
Author's labelFelt life is stuck
Page in Source 75
Our classificationDeveloping (vs stagnating), code L04ac01c
Operationalization
Single direct question how one felt during the 
instructed time period (or otherwise in the past few 
weeks):
"My life seems stuck in a rut" Rated on a 5-point scale 
ranging from
'not at all' to 'all the time'



Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BK-cm-mq-v-5-ar=-.64 p < .01
M-FH-c-sq-v-7-ar=-.58 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Developing (vs stagnating)
Subject code: L04ac01c

StudyForti & Huyg (1983): study US Louisiana 1977
TitleA Documented Evaluation of Primary Prevention through Consultation.
SourceCommunity Mental Health Journal, 1983, Vol. 19, 290 - 304
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00755410
PublicCatholic nuns, re-organized cloister, followed 4 years, Louisiana, USA, 1977-1981
Sample
Non-ResponseT1: 18%, T2: 14%, T3: 23%
Respondents N =137

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with extent of self-development
Our classificationDeveloping (vs stagnating), code L04ac01c
Operationalization
Single closed question: 'How do you feel about the 
extent of self-development/broadening?', rated on a 
7-point Delighted-Terrible scale, ranging from (1) 
Delighted to (7) Terrible, (8) neither.
(order reversed)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-f-7-ar=+
T1: 1977     r= +.30    (01)
T2: 1979     r= +.23    (01)
T3: 1981     r= +.49    (01)
Both variables assessed at T1, T2, and T3. 
Correlation concerns same time measures.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyAllardt (1973): study DK 1972
TitleAbout Dimensions of Welfare: An Explanatory Analysis of a Comperative Scandinavian Survey.
SourceResearch Reports, Nr.1, Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1973, Finland
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/allardt_e_1973.pdf
Public15-64 aged, general public, Denmark, 1972
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelEasiness of life
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Operationalization
Question if respondent feels his life is easy. 4-point 
scale ranging from "very easy" to "very severe"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-arpc=+.29
Controlled for:Income, housing density, education, 
social status, chronic illness, anxiety, frequency 
of meetings with relatives, number of friends, 
opportunities to make personal contacts, 
possibilities to decide on matters concerning 
one's own personal life, number of memberships in 
clubs and associations, interesting life, 
loneliness, feelings of being liked, feeling of 
being able to use knowledge and skills, feeling of 
chance to succeed, gets sufficient attantion, 
satisfaction with income, age, gender, no. of 
communities in which lived. 


Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyKoivumaa-Honkanen et al. (2001a): study FI 1996
TitleSelf-Reported Life Satisfaction and Recovery from Depression in a 1-Year Prospective Study.
SourceActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2001, Vol. 103, 38 - 44
DOIDOI:10.1034/j.1600-0447.2001.00046.x
PublicDepression patients, out-clinic, Finland, followed 12 months 1996
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response8%
Respondents N =203

Correlate
Author's labelfeel easy
Page in Source 41
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Operationalization
Do you feel that your life at present is:
1 very easy
2 fairly easy
3 cannot say
4 fairly hard
5 very hard
Remarks
Assessed at T1, after 6 months (T2) and after 12 
months(T3)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.40 p < .001
T1
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.58 p < .001
T2
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.70 p < .001
T3


Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyKoivumaa-Honkanen (1998): study FI 1975
TitleLife Satisfaction as a Health Predictor.
SourceDoctoral Dissertation, University of Turku, 1998, Finland (Kuopio University Publications D. Medical Sciences 143)
Public18-64 aged adult twin pairs, Finland, 1975
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response271
Respondents N =29444

Correlate
Author's labelgeneral easy of living
Page in Source 70
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Operationalization
Do you feel that your life at present is 
5= very hard
4= fairly hard
3= cannot say
2= fairy easy
1= very easy
Observed distributionM=3.46, CI95[3.45-3.47]
Remarks
Original scale is reversed

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.39
All
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.35
Men
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.43
Women
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.32
Healthy
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.43
Sick
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.36
Age 18-24
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.37
Age 25-34
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.40
Age 35-44
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.43
Age 45-54
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.48
Age 55-64


Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyAllardt (1973): study FI 1972
TitleAbout Dimensions of Welfare: An Explanatory Analysis of a Comperative Scandinavian Survey.
SourceResearch Reports, Nr.1, Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1973, Finland
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/allardt_e_1973.pdf
Public15-64 aged, general public, Finland, 1972
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelEasyness of life
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Operationalization
Question if respondent feels his life is easy. 4-point 
scale ranging from "very easy" to "very severe"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-arpc=+.32
Controlled for:Income, housing density, education, 
social status, chronic illness, anxiety, frequency 
of meetings with relatives, number of friends, 
opportunities to make personal contacts, 
possibilities to decide on matters concerning 
one's own personal life, number of memberships in 
clubs and associations, interesting life, 
loneliness, feelings of being liked, feeling of 
being able to use knowledge and skills, feeling of 
chance to succeed, gets sufficient attantion, 
satisfaction with income, age, gender, no. of 
communities in which lived. 


Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyAllardt (1973): study NO 1972
TitleAbout Dimensions of Welfare: An Explanatory Analysis of a Comperative Scandinavian Survey.
SourceResearch Reports, Nr.1, Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1973, Finland
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/allardt_e_1973.pdf
Public15-64 aged, general public, Norway, 1972
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelEasyness of life
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Operationalization
Question if respondent feels his life is easy. 4-point 
scale ranging from "very easy" to "very severe"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-arpc=+.38
Controlled for:Income, housing density, education, 
social status, chronic illness, anxiety, freq. of 
meetings with relatives, opportunities to make 
personal contacts, possibilities to decide on 
matters concerning one's own personal life, no. of 
memberships in clubs and associations, interesting 
life, easyness of life, loneliness, feeling of 
being liked, feeling of being able to use 
knowledge and skills, feeling of chance to suceed, 
gets sufficient attention, satisfaction with 
income, age, gender, no. of communities in which 
lived.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyAllardt (1973): study SE 1972
TitleAbout Dimensions of Welfare: An Explanatory Analysis of a Comperative Scandinavian Survey.
SourceResearch Reports, Nr.1, Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1973, Finland
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/allardt_e_1973.pdf
Public15-64 aged, general public, Sweden, 1972
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelEasyness of life
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Operationalization
Question if respondent feels his life is easy. 4-point 
scale ranging from "very easy" to "very severe"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-arpc=+.29
Controlled for:Income, housing density, education, 
social status, chronic illness, anxiety, frequency 
of meetings with relatives, number of friends, 
opportunities to make personal contacts, 
possibilities to decide on matters concerning 
one's own personal life, number of memberships in 
clubs and associations, interesting life, 
loneliness, feelings of being liked, feeling of 
being able to use knowledge and skills, feeling of 
chance to succeed, gets sufficient attantion, 
satisfaction with income, age, gender, no. of 
communities in which lived. 


Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response26%
Respondents N =1433

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with freedom from bother
Page in Source 112
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about the freedom you 
have from being bothered or annoyed?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aE²=+.38


Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with freedom from bother
Page in Source 112
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about the freedom you 
have from being bothered or annouyed?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=+.36


Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyCameron et al. (1973): study US 1971
TitleThe Life Satisfaction of Non-Normal Persons.
SourceJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1973, Vol. 41, 207 - 214
DOIDOI:10.1037/h0035158
PublicHandicapped and controls Detroit, USA,197?
Sample
Non-Response-
Respondents N =295

Correlate
Author's labelAppraised ease of life
Page in Source 209
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Operationalization
Closed question: "How has your life been so far?" very 
difficult / difficult / average / easy / very easy.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-4-ar= +
normals     : r = +.38 (01)
handicapped : r = +.17 (05)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyCameron et al. (1973): study US 1971
TitleThe Life Satisfaction of Non-Normal Persons.
SourceJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1973, Vol. 41, 207 - 214
DOIDOI:10.1037/h0035158
PublicHandicapped and controls Detroit, USA,197?
Sample
Non-Response-
Respondents N =295

Correlate
Author's labelExpected ease of life in future
Page in Source 209
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Operationalization
Closed question: very difficult / difficult / average / 
easy / very easy

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-4-ar= + p < . 01
normals     : r = +.44 (01)
handicapped : r = +.46 (01)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyBortner & Hultsch (1970): study US 1959
TitleA Multivariate Analysis of Correlates of Life Satisfaction in Adulthood.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1970, Vol. 25, 41 - 47
Public21+ aged, general public, USA, 1959
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response9%
Respondents N =1301

Correlate
Author's labelExtent of perceived troubels and obstac-les in life
Page in Source 44
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Operationalization
Closed question rated on an 11-point self-anchoring 
scale (Cantril ladder: see CANTR 1965).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLP-c-sq-l-11-ar=-.29
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-ar=-.29
C-RG-h-sq-l-11-ar=-.23


Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyCantril (1965): study US 1959
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
SourceRutgers University Press, 1965, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Public21+ aged, general public, USA, 1959
Sample
Non-Response-
Respondents N =1549

Correlate
Author's labelFeeling that life is full of troubles and obstacles
Page in Source 268/415
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Operationalization
Closed question rated on an 11-point self-anchoring 
scale.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLP-c-sq-l-11-ar=-.35
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-ar=-.25
C-RG-h-sq-l-11-ar=-.26


Correlational finding on Happiness and Exiting (vs dull)
Subject code: L04ac01e

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of the need for an exciting and varied life
Page in Source 444
Our classificationExiting (vs dull), code L04ac01e
Operationalization
Single question:
" How well is your need for an exciting and varied life 
fulfilled at present ?"
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: very well
5: well
Observed distributionN: All:4474; %:1:2,8; 2:12,6; 3:28,7; 4:39,0; 5:16,8
Remarks
The explanation says: "that is the need to have an 
exciting and varied life with various experiences and 
actions ?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.51 p < .00
1: Ms=4.29
2: Ms=5.84
3: Ms=7.36
4: Ms=8.33
5: Ms=8.99
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.57 p < .00
1: Ms=3.33
2: Ms=5.15
3: Ms=7.03
4: Ms=8.05
5: Ms=8.86
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.49 p < .00
1: Ms=4.25
2: Ms=5.33
3: Ms=6.55
4: Ms=7.53
5: Ms=8.38


Correlational finding on Happiness and Exiting (vs dull)
Subject code: L04ac01e

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelneed for an exciting and varied life
Page in Source 420
Our classificationExiting (vs dull), code L04ac01e
Operationalization
Single question:
"How well is your need for an exciting and varied life 
fulfilled at present?"
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: all:1387, 1:31, 2:136, 3:394, 4:600, 5:226

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.45 p < .00
 1: Mt=3.95
 2: Mt=6.34
 3: Mt=7.30
 4: Mt=8.21
 5: Mt=8.93
All Mt=7.79
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.56 p < .00
 1: Mt=3.23
 2: Mt=5.40
 3: Mt=6.85
 4: Mt=7.98
 5: Mt=8.90
All Mt=7.45
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.50 p < .00
 1: Mt=3.95
 2: Mt=5.35
 3: Mt=6.36
 4: Mt=7.43
 5: Mt=8.25
All Mt=6.98


Correlational finding on Happiness and Exiting (vs dull)
Subject code: L04ac01e

StudyHarry (1976): study US 1973
TitleEvolving Sources of Happiness for Men over the Life Cycle: A Structural Analysis.
SourceJournal of Marriage and the Family, 1976, Vol. 38, 289 -296
Public18+ aged males, living with family, USA, 1973
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =374

Correlate
Author's labelExcitement
Page in Source 292
Our classificationExiting (vs dull), code L04ac01e
Operationalization
Single closed question on amount of life excitement: 
"Do you find life exciting, pretty routine, or dull"? 

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=+.39 p < .05
Single
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=+.42 p < .05
Married, no children
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=+.34 p < .05
Married, preschool children
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.14 ns
Married, schoolage children
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=+.44 p < .05
Married, teenage children
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=+.19 ns
Married, children grown up


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study AU 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1104

Correlate
Author's labelFulfillment
Page in Source 41/5
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Do you feel fulfilled in your 
daily life, or do you not?"
1. not fulfilled at all
2. fairly unfulfilled
3. neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled
4. fairly fulfilled
5. very fulfilled

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.68 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.78 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.52 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.42 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study BR 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
PublicAdult, general public, metropolitan areas Brazil, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelFulfillment
Page in Source 99/103
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Do you feel fulfilled in your 
daily life, or do you not?"
1. not fulfilled at all
2. fairly unfulfilled
3. neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled
4. fairly fulfilled
5. very fulfilled

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.42 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.45 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.31 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.31 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study CA 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Canada, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1012

Correlate
Author's labelFulfillment
Page in Source 157/1613
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Do you feel fulfilled in your 
daily life, or do you not?"
1. not fulfilled at all
2. fairly unfulfilled
3. neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled
4. fairly fulfilled
5. very fulfilled

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.72 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.81 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.48 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.57 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of needs
Page in Source 428
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
fulfilment of needs
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: All:4217; %:1:0,1; 2:2,6; 3:16,9; 4:57,1; 5:23,3
Remarks
fulfilment of needs is made up of the questions:
"How well are your basic biological needs fulfilled at 
present?"(such as food, clothing, heating, housing, 
sleep, sex, safety and security ?)
"How well are your social needs fulfilled at 
present?"(need for contact, recognition, friendship and 
social acceptance)
"How well is your need to be useful fulfilled at 
present?"(need to help other people, to make the world 
a better place)
How well is your need to realize your life popential 
being fulfilled (need to develop insight and action to 
live in ever increasing harmony with yourself)
"How well is your need for an exciting and varied life 
fulfilled at present?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.55 p < .00
1: Ms=2.50
2: Ms=3.93
3: Ms=6.04
4: Ms=7.99
5: Ms=9.15
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.60 p < .00
1: Ms=1.66
2: Ms=3.19
3: Ms=5.44
4: Ms=7.70
5: Ms=8.99
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.55 p < .00
1: Ms=2.88
2: Ms=3.96
3: Ms=5.34
4: Ms=7.16
5: Ms=8.51


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of basic biological needs
Page in Source 438
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single question:
"How are your basic biological needs fulfilled at 
present ?"
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: All:4601; %:1:0.6; 2:3,5; 3:10,4; 4:44,5; 5:41,1
Remarks
The explanation says:"that is your physical needs, such 
as food, clothing, heating, housing, sleep, sex, safety 
and security ?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.51 p < .00
1: Ms=2.98
2: Ms=4.76
3: Ms=5.91
4: Ms=7.54
5: Ms=8.75
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.55 p < .00
1: Ms=2.40
2: Ms=3.85
3: Ms=5.43
4: Ms=7.20
5: Ms=8.53
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.54 p < .00
1: Ms=2.89
2: Ms=4.33
3: Ms=5.28
4: Ms=6.66
5: Ms=8.14


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of needs
Page in Source 404
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Fulfillment of needs
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: all:1314, 1:2, 2:23, 3:199, 4:777, 5:313
Remarks
fulfilment of needs made up of the questions:
"How well are your basic biological needs fulfilled at 
present?"(such as food, clothing, heating, housing, 
sleep, sex, safety and security ?)
"How well are your social needs fulfilled at 
present?"(need for contact, recognition, friendship and 
social acceptance)
"How well is your need to be useful fulfilled at 
present?"(need to help other people, to make the world 
a better place)
How well is your need to realize your life popential 
being fulfilled (need to develop insight and action to 
live in ever increasing harmony with yourself)
"How well is your need for an exciting and varied life 
fulfilled at present?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.47 p < .00
 1: Mt=2.50
 2: Mt=3.80
 3: Mt=6.40
 4: Mt=7.89
 5: Mt=8.95
All Mt=7.84
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.58 p < .00
 1: Mt=1.25
 2: Mt=2.83
 3: Mt=5.70
 4: Mt=7.55
 5: Mt=8.93
All Mt=7.50
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.52 p < .00
 1: Mt=2.50
 2: Mt=3.59
 3: Mt=5.51
 4: Mt=7.01
 5: Mt=8.34
All Mt=7.04


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of basic biological needs
Page in Source 414
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single question:
"How well are your basic biological needs fulfilled at 
present?"
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: all:1456, 1:4, 2:24, 3:142, 4:692, 5:594
Remarks
The explanation says:"that is your physical needs, such 
as food, clothing, heating, housing, sleep, sex, safety 
and security ?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.47 p < .00
 1: Mt=3.75
 2: Mt=4.59
 3: Mt=6.04
 4: Mt=7.45
 5: Mt=8.74
All Mt=7.78
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.54 p < .00
 1: Mt=3.13
 2: Mt=3.44
 3: Mt=5.58
 4: Mt=7.11
 5: Mt=8.50
All Mt=7.45
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.50 p < .00
 1: Mt=2.50
 2: Mt=4.28
 3: Mt=5.34
 4: Mt=6.56
 5: Mt=7.95
All Mt=6.96


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study XZ Germany West 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1020

Correlate
Author's labelFulfillment
Page in Source 737/41
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Do you feel fulfilled in your 
daily life, or do you not?"
1. not fulfilled at all
2. fairly unfulfilled
3. neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled
4. fairly fulfilled
5. very fulfilled

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.62 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.66 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.40 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.42 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study FR 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, France, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelFulfillment
Page in Source 215/9
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Do you feel fulfilled in your 
daily life, or do you not?"
1. not fulfilled at all
2. fairly unfulfilled
3. neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled
4. fairly fulfilled
5. very fulfilled

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.73 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.75 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.51 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.50 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study IN 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, India, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelFulfillment
Page in Source 273/7
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Do you feel fulfilled in your 
daily life, or do you not?"
1. not fulfilled at all
2. fairly unfulfilled
3. neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled
4. fairly fulfilled
5. very fulfilled

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.78 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.75 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.56 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.59 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study IT 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Italy, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1042

Correlate
Author's labelFulfillment
Page in Source 331/5
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Do you feel fulfilled in your 
daily life, or do you not?"
1. not fulfilled at all
2. fairly unfulfilled
3. neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled
4. fairly fulfilled
5. very fulfilled

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.61 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.70 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.42 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study JP 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Japan, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1574

Correlate
Author's labelFulfillment
Page in Source 389/93
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Do you feel fulfilled in your 
daily life, or do you not?"
1. not fulfilled at all
2. fairly unfulfilled
3. neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled
4. fairly fulfilled
5. very fulfilled

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-abG=+.71 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.61 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.43 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-abtb=+.51 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study KR 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, urban areas, South Korea, 1972
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =997

Correlate
Author's labelFulfillment
Page in Source 563/7
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Do you feel fulfilled in your 
daily life, or do you not?"
1. not fulfilled at all
2. fairly unfulfilled
3. neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled
4. fairly fulfilled
5. very fulfilled

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.63 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.63 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.39 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.38 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study PH 1979 /1
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Phillippines, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =996

Correlate
Author's labelFulfillment
Page in Source 447/51
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Do you feel fulfilled in your 
daily life, or do you not?"
1. not fulfilled at all
2. fairly unfulfilled
3. neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled
4. fairly fulfilled
5. very fulfilled

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.59 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.50 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.41 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.33 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study GB 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1972
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =987

Correlate
Author's labelFulfillment
Page in Source 621/5
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Do you feel fulfilled in your 
daily life, or do you not?"
1. not fulfilled at all
2. fairly unfulfilled
3. neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled
4. fairly fulfilled
5. very fulfilled

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.70 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.74 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.45 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.48 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study US 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1127

Correlate
Author's labelFulfillment
Page in Source 679/83
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Do you feel fulfilled in your 
daily life, or do you not?"
1. not fulfilled at all
2. fairly unfulfilled
3. neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled
4. fairly fulfilled
5. very fulfilled

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.87 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.74 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.63 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.50 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01f

StudyHadaway (1978): study US 1971
TitleLife Satisfaction and Religion: A Reanalysis.
SourceSocial Forces, 1978, Vol. 57, 636 - 643
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1971
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2164

Correlate
Author's labelLife characterisation rewarding - disappointing
Page in Source 640
Our classificationFulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating), code L04ac01f
Operationalization
Ss were asked to descripe their present life on a 7 
point scale ranging from   disappointing (1) to 
rewarding (7)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.44 p < .01
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.44 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Gratifying (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01g

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of needs
Page in Source 428
Our classificationGratifying (vs frustrating), code L04ac01g
Operationalization
fulfilment of needs
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: All:4217; %:1:0,1; 2:2,6; 3:16,9; 4:57,1; 5:23,3
Remarks
fulfilment of needs is made up of the questions:
"How well are your basic biological needs fulfilled at 
present?"(such as food, clothing, heating, housing, 
sleep, sex, safety and security ?)
"How well are your social needs fulfilled at 
present?"(need for contact, recognition, friendship and 
social acceptance)
"How well is your need to be useful fulfilled at 
present?"(need to help other people, to make the world 
a better place)
How well is your need to realize your life popential 
being fulfilled (need to develop insight and action to 
live in ever increasing harmony with yourself)
"How well is your need for an exciting and varied life 
fulfilled at present?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.55 p < .00
1: Ms=2.50
2: Ms=3.93
3: Ms=6.04
4: Ms=7.99
5: Ms=9.15
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.60 p < .00
1: Ms=1.66
2: Ms=3.19
3: Ms=5.44
4: Ms=7.70
5: Ms=8.99
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.55 p < .00
1: Ms=2.88
2: Ms=3.96
3: Ms=5.34
4: Ms=7.16
5: Ms=8.51


Correlational finding on Happiness and Gratifying (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01g

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labeldenial of needs
Page in Source 448
Our classificationGratifying (vs frustrating), code L04ac01g
Operationalization
denial of needs( I do not have this need)
a: basic biological needs
b: social needs
c: the need to be useful
d: the need for an exciting and varied life
e: the need for self-realization
f: no denial of needs
Observed distributionN: All:4703; %:a:-; b0,3; c:2,6; d:2,7; e:3,8; f:92,5:

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-a
a: Ms=-
b: Ms=7.66
c: Ms=7.23
d: Ms=7.91
e: Ms=8.00
f: Ms=7.74
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e
a: Ms=-
b: Ms=6.88
c: Ms=6.91
d: Ms=7.75
e: Ms=7.69
f: Ms=7.41
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ha
a: Ms=-
b: Ms=5.79
c: Ms=6.81
d: Ms=7.03
e: Ms=7.06
f: Ms=7.03


Correlational finding on Happiness and Gratifying (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01g

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labeldenial of needs
Page in Source 424
Our classificationGratifying (vs frustrating), code L04ac01g
Operationalization
denial of needs(I do not have this need)
Made up of the following questions rated at a 5-points 
scale from very bad to very well:
a. "How well are your basic biological needs at present 
?"
This concerns your physical needs such as your need for 
food, clothing, heating, housing, sleep, sex, safety 
and security
b. "How well are your social needs fulfilled at present 
?"
This concerns your needs for warm, human contacts, 
recognition, friendship and social solidarity
c. "How well is your need to be useful fulfilled at 
present?"
This concerns your need to help other people, make your 
contribution to the world or making it a better place
d. "How well is your need for an exciting and varied 
life fulfilled at present?"
This concerns your need to have an exciting and varied 
life with experiences and actions.
e. "How well is your need for self-realization 
fulfilled at present?"
This concerns your need to develop your insight and 
ability to take action in order to live in an ever 
increasing harmony with yourself
1: basic biological needs
2: social needs
3: the need to be useful
4: the need for an exciting and varied life
5: the need for self-realization
Observed distributionN: all:217, a:11, b:21, c:47, d:69, e:69

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-a
 a: Mt=7.05
 b: Mt=7.50
 c: Mt=7.66
 d: Mt=7.58
 e: Mt=7.83
All Mt=7.64
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e
 a: Mt=7.19
 b: Mt=7.76
 c: Mt=7.34
 d: Mt=7.58
 e: Mt=7.50 
All Mt=7.50
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ha
 a: Mt=5.91
 b: Mt=6.59
 c: Mt=6.51
 d: Mt=6.46
 e: Mt=6.60
All Mt=6.50


Correlational finding on Happiness and Gratifying (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01g

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of needs
Page in Source 404
Our classificationGratifying (vs frustrating), code L04ac01g
Operationalization
Fulfillment of needs
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: all:1314, 1:2, 2:23, 3:199, 4:777, 5:313
Remarks
fulfilment of needs made up of the questions:
"How well are your basic biological needs fulfilled at 
present?"(such as food, clothing, heating, housing, 
sleep, sex, safety and security ?)
"How well are your social needs fulfilled at 
present?"(need for contact, recognition, friendship and 
social acceptance)
"How well is your need to be useful fulfilled at 
present?"(need to help other people, to make the world 
a better place)
How well is your need to realize your life popential 
being fulfilled (need to develop insight and action to 
live in ever increasing harmony with yourself)
"How well is your need for an exciting and varied life 
fulfilled at present?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.47 p < .00
 1: Mt=2.50
 2: Mt=3.80
 3: Mt=6.40
 4: Mt=7.89
 5: Mt=8.95
All Mt=7.84
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.58 p < .00
 1: Mt=1.25
 2: Mt=2.83
 3: Mt=5.70
 4: Mt=7.55
 5: Mt=8.93
All Mt=7.50
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.52 p < .00
 1: Mt=2.50
 2: Mt=3.59
 3: Mt=5.51
 4: Mt=7.01
 5: Mt=8.34
All Mt=7.04


Correlational finding on Happiness and Gratifying (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01g

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelRewardingness of life
Page in Source 92
Our classificationGratifying (vs frustrating), code L04ac01g
Operationalization
Closed question on specific feelings about life: "I 
think my life is disappointing...rewarding".
Rated on a 7-point scale ranging from positive (7) to 
negative (1)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.53
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.60
O-DT asked second: r=+.50
O-DT asked third : r=+.50
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.40
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.30
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.40
Index of positive affects: r=+.20
Index of negative affects: r=-.20
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.40
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.50
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.50


Correlational finding on Happiness and Gratifying (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01g

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelContentment with life
Page in Source 92
Our classificationGratifying (vs frustrating), code L04ac01g
Operationalization
Closed question on specific feelings about life: "I 
think my life is angry
...contented".
Rated on a 7-point scale ranging from positive (7) to 
negative (1)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.40
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.40
O-DT asked second: r=+.40
O-DT asked third : r=+.40
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.50
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.30
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.40
Index of positive affects: r=+.30
Index of negative affects: r=-.10
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.40
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.40
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.40


Correlational finding on Happiness and Gratifying (vs frustrating)
Subject code: L04ac01g

StudyCameron et al. (1973): study US 1971
TitleThe Life Satisfaction of Non-Normal Persons.
SourceJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1973, Vol. 41, 207 - 214
DOIDOI:10.1037/h0035158
PublicHandicapped and controls Detroit, USA,197?
Sample
Non-Response-
Respondents N =295

Correlate
Author's labelLife frustration
Page in Source 209
Our classificationGratifying (vs frustrating), code L04ac01g
Operationalization
Closed question: "Do you find life frustrating?" never 
/ infrequently / sometimes / frequently / constantly.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-4-ar= - p < . 01
normals     : r = -.44 (01)
handicapped : r = -.29 (01)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Hopeful (vs hopeless)
Subject code: L04ac01h

StudyBecchetti et al. (2016): study ZZ Europe 2006
TitleInside the Life Satisfaction Blackbox.
SourceWorld Happiness Report, 2016, Vol.2, 1 - 36
URLhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2198303
Public50+ aged, general public, Europe, 2006,2007
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =30325000

Correlate
Author's labelFuture good
Page in Source 15,22
Our classificationHopeful (vs hopeless), code L04ac01h
Operationalization
Question not mentioned.
Observed distributionM = 3,07 SD = 0,88 N = 32077

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-er=+.50
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-eb=+.37 p < .01
b controlled for
- gender
- years of education
- household size
- number of children
- number of grandchildren
- marital status
- age
- region


Correlational finding on Happiness and Hopeful (vs hopeless)
Subject code: L04ac01h

StudyBrenner (1970): study US 1960
TitleSocial Factors in Mental Well-Being at Adolescence.
SourcePhD Dissertation, The American University, 1970, Washington DC, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/brenner_b_1970.pdf
PublicHighschool pupils, New York State, USA, 1960
Sample
Non-Response1%
Respondents N =5204

Correlate
Author's labelTending to be a discouraged person
Page in Source 71/75/265
Our classificationHopeful (vs hopeless), code L04ac01h
Operationalization
Direct agree / disagree statement

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-aG=-.56
Unaffected by sex
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-bG=-.67
Unaffected by sex

After control for:
- usual mood                        : Gs = -.59
- having fun in life                : Gs = -.47
- frequency of low mood             : Gs = -.57
- tending to be a lonely person     : Gs = -.53
- anxiety symptoms                  : Gs = -.63
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-bV= .35 p < . 01
A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-aV= .29 p < . 01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Ideal (vs intolerable)
Subject code: L04ac01i

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelIdealness of life
Page in Source 92
Our classificationIdeal (vs intolerable), code L04ac01i
Operationalization
Closed question on specific feelings about life: "I 
think my life is intolerable...ideal".
Rated on a 7-point scale ranging from positive (7) to 
negative (1)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.47
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.60
O-DT asked second: r=+.40
O-DT asked third : r=+.40
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.30
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.40
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.30
Index of positive affects: r=+.30
Index of negative affects: r=-.20
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.40
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.50
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.40


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study AU 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1104

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Page in Source 41/5
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Is your daily life interesting 
or is it boring?"
1. very boring
2. fairly boring
3. neither interesting nor boring
4. fairly interesting
5. very interesting

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.64 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.61 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.40 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.44 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study BR 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
PublicAdult, general public, metropolitan areas Brazil, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Page in Source 99/103
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Is your daily life interesting 
or is it boring?"
1. very boring
2. fairly boring
3. neither interesting nor boring
4. fairly interesting
5. very interesting

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.0 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.58 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.42 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.44 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study CA 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Canada, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1012

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Page in Source 157/161
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Is your daily life interesting 
or is it boring?"
1. very boring
2. fairly boring
3. neither interesting nor boring
4. fairly interesting
5. very interesting

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.72 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.72 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.49 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.49 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyAllardt (1973): study DK 1972
TitleAbout Dimensions of Welfare: An Explanatory Analysis of a Comperative Scandinavian Survey.
SourceResearch Reports, Nr.1, Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1973, Finland
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/allardt_e_1973.pdf
Public15-64 aged, general public, Denmark, 1972
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Question if respondent feels his life is interesting. 
4-point scale ranging from "very interesting" to "very 
dull"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-arpc=+.52
Controlled for:Income, density of housing, 
education, social status, chronic illness, 
anxiety, frequency of meetings with relatives, 
number of friends, opportunities to make personal 
contacts, possibilities to decide on matters 
concerning one's own personal life, number of 
memberships in clubs and associations, easyness of 
life, loneliness, feelings of being liked, feeling 
of being able to use knowledge and skills, feeling 
of chance to succeed, gets sufficient attention, 
satisfaction with income, age, gender, no. of 
communities in which lived.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyKoivumaa-Honkanen et al. (2001a): study FI 1996
TitleSelf-Reported Life Satisfaction and Recovery from Depression in a 1-Year Prospective Study.
SourceActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2001, Vol. 103, 38 - 44
DOIDOI:10.1034/j.1600-0447.2001.00046.x
PublicDepression patients, out-clinic, Finland, followed 12 months 1996
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response8%
Respondents N =203

Correlate
Author's labellife interesting
Page in Source 41
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Do you feel that your life at present is:
1 very interesting
2 fairly interesting
3 cannot say
4 fairly boring
5 very boring
Remarks
Assessed at T1, after 6 months (T2) and after 12 
months(T3)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.73 p < .001
T1
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.75 p < .001
T2
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.81 p < .001
T3


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyKoivumaa-Honkanen et al. (2001a): study FI 1996
TitleSelf-Reported Life Satisfaction and Recovery from Depression in a 1-Year Prospective Study.
SourceActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2001, Vol. 103, 38 - 44
DOIDOI:10.1034/j.1600-0447.2001.00046.x
PublicDepression patients, out-clinic, Finland, followed 12 months 1996
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response8%
Respondents N =203

Correlate
Author's labelfeel lonliness
Page in Source 41
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Do you feel that your life at present is:
1 very interesting
2 fairly interesting
3 cannot say
4 fairly boring
5 very boring

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.38 p < .001
T1
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.53 p < .001
T2
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.50 p < .001
T3


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyAllardt (1973): study FI 1972
TitleAbout Dimensions of Welfare: An Explanatory Analysis of a Comperative Scandinavian Survey.
SourceResearch Reports, Nr.1, Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1973, Finland
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/allardt_e_1973.pdf
Public15-64 aged, general public, Finland, 1972
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Question if respondent feels his life is interesting. 
4-point scale ranging from "very interesting" to "very 
dull"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-arpc=+.67
Controlled for:Income, density of housing, 
education, social status, chronic illness, 
anxiety, frequency of meetings with relatives, 
number of friends, opportunities to make personal 
contacts, possibilities to decide on matters 
concerning one's own personal life, number of 
memberships in clubs and associations, easyness of 
life, loneliness, feelings of being liked, feeling 
of being able to use knowledge and skills, feeling 
of chance to succeed, gets sufficient attention, 
satisfaction with income, age, gender, no. of 
communities in which lived.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study XZ Germany West 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1020

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Page in Source 737/41
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Is your daily life interesting 
or is it boring?"
1. very boring
2. fairly boring
3. neither interesting nor boring
4. fairly interesting
5. very interesting

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.75 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.67 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.42 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.50 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study FR 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, France, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Page in Source 215/9
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Is your daily life interesting 
or is it boring?"
1. very boring
2. fairly boring
3. neither interesting nor boring
4. fairly interesting
5. very interesting

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.70 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.74 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.47 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.52 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study IN 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, India, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Page in Source 273/7
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Is your daily life interesting 
or is it boring?"
1. very boring
2. fairly boring
3. neither interesting nor boring
4. fairly interesting
5. very interesting

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.74 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.72 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.55 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.55 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study IT 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Italy, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1042

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Page in Source 331/5
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Is your daily life interesting 
or is it boring?"
1. very boring
2. fairly boring
3. neither interesting nor boring
4. fairly interesting
5. very interesting

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.63 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.65 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.46 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.43 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study JP 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Japan, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1574

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Page in Source 389/93
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Is your daily life interesting 
or is it boring?"
1. very boring
2. fairly boring
3. neither interesting nor boring
4. fairly interesting
5. very interesting

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-abG=+.75 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.74 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.52 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-abtb=+.52 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study KR 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, urban areas, South Korea, 1972
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =997

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Page in Source 563/7
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Is your daily life interesting 
or is it boring?"
1. very boring
2. fairly boring
3. neither interesting nor boring
4. fairly interesting
5. very interesting

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.85 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.77 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.58 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.53 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyLeepin (1978): study ZZ 1974
TitleLe Monde Entier Interviewé. (The Entire World Interviewed).
SourceLa Baloise, Groupe des Assurances, 1978, Bâle, Switzerland
Public15+ aged, general public, 5 parts of the world, 1974-1976.
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =8433

Correlate
Author's labelBelief that life is interesting
Page in Source 26
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Percentage of people per country who think life is 
interesting. (As assessed by single direct survey 
question)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-br=+.98 p < .001
Average scores per region:
                     % life            % happy
                     interesting       
Western-Europe       77                80
North America        92                91
Australia            92                94
South America        66                70
Africa               74                68
Asia                 49                48


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyStapel (1988): study NL 1988
TitleDe Gelukkige Nederlanders. (The Happy Dutchman).
SourceUnpublished Paper, N.I.P.O.(Gallup Affiliate), 1988, Amsterdam, Netherlands
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/stapel_j_1988.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1988
SampleProbability systematic sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =952

Correlate
Author's labelBoredom
Page in Source 5
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single closed question: "Do you feel 
ever bored? Is it often, sometimes or seldom?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-aG=-.59 p < . 01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyWatten et al. (1995): study NO 1990
TitleQuality of Life, Intelligence and Mood.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1995, Vol. 36, 287 - 299
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF01078818
PublicArmy recruits, Norway,199?
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =269

Correlate
Author's labelBoredom
Page in Source 293
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Self report of boredom intensity
1 no intensity
2
3
4
5
6
7 very much intensity
Observed distributionM=3.70 SD=1.9
Remarks
Item in modified version of Tension Stress 
Inventory(TESI)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ar=-.45 p < .01
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-dr=-.45 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyAllardt (1973): study NO 1972
TitleAbout Dimensions of Welfare: An Explanatory Analysis of a Comperative Scandinavian Survey.
SourceResearch Reports, Nr.1, Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1973, Finland
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/allardt_e_1973.pdf
Public15-64 aged, general public, Norway, 1972
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Question if respondent feels his life is interesting. 
4-point scale ranging from "very interesting" to "very 
dull"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-arpc=+.47
Controlled for:Income, housing density, education, 
social status, chronic illness, anxiety, freq. of 
meetings with relatives, opportunities to make 
personal contacts, possibilities to decide on 
matters concerning one's own personal life, no. of 
memberships in clubs and associations, interesting 
life, easyness of life, loneliness, feeling of 
being liked, feeling of being able to use 
knowledge and skills, feeling of chance to suceed, 
gets sufficient attention, satisfaction with 
income, age, gender, no. of communities in which 
lived.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study PH 1979 /1
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Phillippines, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =996

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Page in Source 447/51
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Is your daily life interesting 
or is it boring?"
1. very boring
2. fairly boring
3. neither interesting nor boring
4. fairly interesting
5. very interesting

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.64 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.68 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.44 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.50 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyAllardt (1973): study SE 1972
TitleAbout Dimensions of Welfare: An Explanatory Analysis of a Comperative Scandinavian Survey.
SourceResearch Reports, Nr.1, Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1973, Finland
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/allardt_e_1973.pdf
Public15-64 aged, general public, Sweden, 1972
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Question if respondent feels his life is interesting. 
4-point scale ranging from "very interesting" to "very 
dull"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-arpc=+.48
Controlled for:Income, housing density, social 
status, education, chronic illness, anxiety, freq. 
of meetings with relatives, no. of friends, 
opportunities to make personal contacts, 
possibilities to decide on matters concerning 
one's own personal life, no. of memberships in 
clubs and associations, easyness of life, 
loneliness, feeling of being liked, feeling of 
being able to use knowledge and skills, feeling of 
chance to succeed, gets sufficient attention, 
satisfaction with income, age, gender, no. of 
communities in which lived.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study GB 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1972
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =987

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Page in Source 621/5
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Is your daily life interesting 
or is it boring?"
1. very boring
2. fairly boring
3. neither interesting nor boring
4. fairly interesting
5. very interesting

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.67 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.67 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.44 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.44 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study US 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1127

Correlate
Author's labelInteresting life
Page in Source 679/83
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Is your daily life interesting 
or is it boring?"
1. very boring
2. fairly boring
3. neither interesting nor boring
4. fairly interesting
5. very interesting

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.68 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.69 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atb=+.45 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etb=+.47 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyForti & Huyg (1983): study US Louisiana 1977
TitleA Documented Evaluation of Primary Prevention through Consultation.
SourceCommunity Mental Health Journal, 1983, Vol. 19, 290 - 304
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00755410
PublicCatholic nuns, re-organized cloister, followed 4 years, Louisiana, USA, 1977-1981
Sample
Non-ResponseT1: 18%, T2: 14%, T3: 23%
Respondents N =137

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with interesting day-to-day life
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Single closed question: 'How do you feel about 
interesting day-to-day life?', rated on a 7-point 
Delighted-Terrible scale, ranging from (1) Delighted to 
(7) Terrible
(8) neither. 

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-f-7-ar=+
T1: 1977     r= +.50    (01)
T2: 1979     r= +.50    (01)
T3: 1981     r= +.49    (01)
Both variables assessed at T1, T2, and T3. 
Correlation concerns same time measures.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response26%
Respondents N =1433

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with interestingness of daily life
Page in Source 141
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about how interesting 
your day-to-day life is?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aE²=+.54
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aBeta=+.12
ß controlled for 7 criterion satisfactions:
- amount of fun
- physical needs met
- yourself
- how fairly treated
- adjust to changes
- financial security
- develop oneself
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aBeta=+.13
ß additionally controlled for sociodemographic 
variables:
- family life-cycle
- age
- family income
- eduaction
- race


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response26%
Respondents N =1433

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with amount of beauty
Page in Source 112
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about the amount of 
beauty and attractiveness in your world?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unahppy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aE²=+.38


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyGordon (1975): study US 1973
TitleThe Effects of Interpersonal and Economic Resources upon Values and the Quality of Life.
SourceUnpublished PhD Dissertation, Dept. of Social Psychology, Temple University, 1975, Pennsylvania, USA
PublicUndergraduate students, Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA, 1973
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =346

Correlate
Author's labelInformation
Page in Source 85, 87
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Direct question: "I receive a lot of intelectual 
stimulation now". Rated on a 9-point scale ranging from 
1='never, not at all, lowest' to 9='always, completely, 
highest'

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-g-sq-n-9-ar=+.30
O-HL-g-sq-n-9-arpc=+.12
rpc controlled for selfperceived receipt of: love, 
services, financial secrurity and sex


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with amount of beauty
Page in Source 112
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about the amount of 
beauty and attractiveness in your world?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=+.50


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with amount of imagination
Page in Source 112
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about the amount of 
imagination and fantasy in your life?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: rterrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=+.42


Correlational finding on Happiness and Interesting (vs boring)
Subject code: L04ac01j

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelInterestingness of life
Page in Source 92
Our classificationInteresting (vs boring), code L04ac01j
Operationalization
Closed question on specific feelings about life: "I 
think my life is boring ...interesting".
Rated on a 7-point scale ranging from positive (7) to 
negative (1)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.50
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.50
O-DT asked second: r=+.50
O-DT asked third : r=+.50
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.40
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.30
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.50
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.60
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.50
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.40
Index of positive affects: r=+.40
Index of negative affects: r=-.30
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=+.63


Correlational finding on Happiness and Meaningful (vs useless)
Subject code: L04ac01k

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labelfulfiment of need to be useful
Our classificationMeaningful (vs useless), code L04ac01k
Operationalization
Single question:
"How well is your need to be useful fulfilled at 
present ?"
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: All:4484; %:1:1,4; 2:6,6; 3:29,2; 4:43,5; 5:19,3
Remarks
The explanation says:" that is your need to help other 
people and your contribution to make the world a better 
place ?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.35 p < .00
1: Ms=4.26
2: Ms=6.03
3: Ms=7.34
4: Ms=7.80
5: Ms=8.61
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.38 p < .00
1: Ms=3.75
2: Ms=5.39
3: Ms=6.95
4: Ms=7.75
5: Ms=8.43
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.34 p < .00
1: Ms=4.06
2: Ms=5.69
3: Ms=6.55
4: Ms=7.25
5: Ms=7.93


Correlational finding on Happiness and Meaningful (vs useless)
Subject code: L04ac01k

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelfulfilment of need to be useful
Page in Source 418
Our classificationMeaningful (vs useless), code L04ac01k
Operationalization
Single question:
"How well is your need to be useful fulfilled at 
present?"
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: all:1409, 1:8, 2:86, 3:360, 4:665, 5:290

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.32 p < .00
 1: Mt=2.50
 2: Mt=5.93
 3: Mt=7.46
 4: Mt=7.90
 5: Mt=8.58
All Mt=7.78
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.41 p < .00
 1: Mt=1.56
 2: Mt=5.06
 3: Mt=7.05
 4: Mt=7.61
 5: Mt=8.46
All Mt=7.45
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.36 p < .00
 1: Mt=2.50
 2: Mt=5.20
 3: Mt=6.51
 4: Mt=7.10
 5: Mt=7.85
All Mt=6.96


Correlational finding on Happiness and Meaningful (vs useless)
Subject code: L04ac01k

StudyHalman et al. (1987): study ZZ EU 10 1981
TitleTraditie, Secularisatie en Individualisering. (Tradition, Secularization and Individualisation- a Study into the Values of the Dutch within a European Context
SourceTilburg University Press, 1987, Tilburg, Netherlands
Public18+ aged, general public, EU 10 nations, 1981
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =12464

Correlate
Author's labelLack of purpose
Page in Source 207
Our classificationMeaningful (vs useless), code L04ac01k
Operationalization
Direct question, rate on a 4 point scale: "How often do 
you feel hopeless about life, that it makes no sense at 
all?" 
1 Often
2 Now and than
3 Seldom
4 Never

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=-.29 p < .01
France
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=-.34 p < .01
Great-Britain
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=-.42 p < .01
West Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=-.28 p < .01
Italy
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=-.30
Netherlands
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=-.36 p < .01
Denmark
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=-.32 p < .01
Belgium
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=-.24 p < .01
Spain
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=-.30 p < .01
Ireland
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=-.43 p < .01
Northern Ireland
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=-.33
EC

O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaDMt=-
EC (stratified sample)   
Often              Mt'=  5.00
Now and then       Mt'=  6.00                  
Seldom             Mt'=  6.78                  
Never              Mt'=  7.44
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta= ns
In none of the European countries ß weights of 
this variable reached .10 level in multiple 
regression analysis, when controlling for:
happiness(HAPP 1.1), affect(AFF 2.3); satisfaction 
with health,income and family life; age, income, 
education, marital status, having children, male 
sex, work; urbanisation, type of dwelling, own 
home, religiousness, social participation; 
uncertainty about future, expected negative 
changes in income; satisfaction 5 years in past 
and future; loneliness, tolerance, trust in people 
and sense of control.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Meaningful (vs useless)
Subject code: L04ac01k

StudyBakker & VandeBerg (1974): study NL 1968
TitleDeterminanten en Correlaten van Geluk.(Determinants and Correlates of Happiness).
SourceUnpublished Thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1974, Netherlands
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/bakker_p_1974.pdf
Public20-65 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1968
Sample
Non-Response34% refusal and unattainable.
Respondents N =1552

Correlate
Author's labelDoubt about meaning-fulness of own exis-tence
Page in Source 29
Our classificationMeaningful (vs useless), code L04ac01k
Operationalization
Direct question rated on a graphic scale ranging from 
'never' to 'very often'.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HP-g-sq-ol-7-aG=-.56 p < .05
Stronger among age 25-40
Stronger among lower education.
Unaffected by S.E.S.
Unaffected by sex.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Meaningful (vs useless)
Subject code: L04ac01k

StudyKammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /1
TitleSourcebook for Measuring Well-Being with Affectometer 2.
Source'Why not?'Foundation, 1983, Dunedin, New Zealand
Public18+ aged, general public, Dunedin, New Zealand, 198?
Sample
Non-Response52%
Respondents N =112

Correlate
Author's labelFelt usefull
Our classificationMeaningful (vs useless), code L04ac01k
Operationalization
Single direct question how one felt during the 
instrcted time period (or otherwise in the past few 
weeks):
"How often have you felt usefull?"
Rated on a 5-point sclae ranging from
'not at all' to 'all the time'

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-c-sq-v-7-ar=+.33 p < .01
A-BK-cm-mq-v-5-ar=+.54 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Meaningful (vs useless)
Subject code: L04ac01k

StudyForti & Huyg (1983): study US Louisiana 1977
TitleA Documented Evaluation of Primary Prevention through Consultation.
SourceCommunity Mental Health Journal, 1983, Vol. 19, 290 - 304
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00755410
PublicCatholic nuns, re-organized cloister, followed 4 years, Louisiana, USA, 1977-1981
Sample
Non-ResponseT1: 18%, T2: 14%, T3: 23%
Respondents N =137

Correlate
Author's labelFeels useless at times
Our classificationMeaningful (vs useless), code L04ac01k
Operationalization
Single direct question: 'I feel useless
at times' in 20-item anxiety index, rated on a 2-point 
scale, ranging from (0) true to (1) false. (order 
reversed)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-f-7-ar=-
T1:  -.34 (01)
T2:  -.17 (05)
T3:  -.33 (01)
Both variables assessed at T1, T2 and T3. 
Correlation concerns same time measures.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Meaningful (vs useless)
Subject code: L04ac01k

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response26%
Respondents N =1433

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with contribution to others life
Page in Source 112
Our classificationMeaningful (vs useless), code L04ac01k
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about how much you 
are really contributing to other people's lives?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ moslty 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aE²=+.43


Correlational finding on Happiness and Meaningful (vs useless)
Subject code: L04ac01k

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with contribution to others life
Page in Source 112
Our classificationMeaningful (vs useless), code L04ac01k
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about how much you 
are really contributing to other people's lives?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=+.32


Correlational finding on Happiness and Meaningful (vs useless)
Subject code: L04ac01k

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelUsefulness of life
Page in Source 92
Our classificationMeaningful (vs useless), code L04ac01k
Operationalization
Closed question on specific feelings about life: "I 
think my life is useless
...worthwile".
Rated on a 7-point scale ranging from positive (7) to 
negative (1)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.33
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.30
O-DT asked second: r=+.30
O-DT asked third : r=+.40
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.20
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.20
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.20
Index of positive affects: r=+.30
Index of negative affects: r=-.10
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.20
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.30
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.30


Correlational finding on Happiness and Pleasant (vs unpleasant)
Subject code: L04ac01l

StudyRyan & Dziurawiec (2001): study AU 1998
TitleMaterialism and Its Relationship to Life Satisfaction.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2001, Vol. 55, 185 - 197
DOIDOI: 10.1023/A:1011002123169
PublicAdults, Perth, Australia, 1998
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =162

Correlate
Author's labelAmount of fun and enjoyment
Page in Source 192
Our classificationPleasant (vs unpleasant), code L04ac01l
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question question: "How do you 
feel about how much fun you are having?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted
Observed distributionM=5.1 SD=1.2

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-6-ar=+.66 p < .05


Correlational finding on Happiness and Pleasant (vs unpleasant)
Subject code: L04ac01l

StudyHeadey (1981): study AU 1978
TitleThe Quality of Life in Australia.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1981, Vol. 9, 155 - 181
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00286195
PublicAdults, general public, Australia, 1978
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =679

Correlate
Author's labelFun and enjoyment
Page in Source 166
Our classificationPleasant (vs unpleasant), code L04ac01l
Operationalization
1 single question on satisfaction with the amount of 
fun and enjoyment you have, scored on a 1-9 D-T rating 
scale.
Observed distributionM = 6.4 SD = 1.4
Remarks
Item scored on the same rating scale as the question on 
happiness.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-ar=+.44 p < .001
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-aBeta=+.04
all cases
Beta's controlled for satisfaction with
- self-fulfillment
- sex life
- problem handling
- family activities
- work around the house
- mother
- health
- house
- standard of living
- assertiveness
- friends
- marriage
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-aBeta=+.03
married cases
Beta's controlled for satisfaction with
- self-fulfillment
- sex life
- problem handling
- family activities
- work around the house
- mother
- health
- house
- standard of living
- assertiveness
- friends
- marriage


Correlational finding on Happiness and Pleasant (vs unpleasant)
Subject code: L04ac01l

StudyAndrews (1991): study US 1980
TitleStability and Change in Levels and Structure of Subjective Well-Being: USA 1972 and 1988.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1991, Vol. 25, 1 - 30
DOIDOI: 10.1007/BF00727649
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 1972-1988
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2985

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with fun
Page in Source 20
Our classificationPleasant (vs unpleasant), code L04ac01l
Operationalization
Single direct question rated on 7 point 
delighted-terrible scale "How do you feel about how 
much fun you have?" 

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aE²=+
1972: +.43      1988: +.40
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aBeta=+
1972: +.18      1988: +.13
ß controlled for satisfaction with 5 other aspects 
of life: 1: accomplishments, 2: family income, 3: 
use of spare time, 4: national government, 5: 
health


Correlational finding on Happiness and Pleasant (vs unpleasant)
Subject code: L04ac01l

StudyForti & Huyg (1983): study US Louisiana 1977
TitleA Documented Evaluation of Primary Prevention through Consultation.
SourceCommunity Mental Health Journal, 1983, Vol. 19, 290 - 304
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00755410
PublicCatholic nuns, re-organized cloister, followed 4 years, Louisiana, USA, 1977-1981
Sample
Non-ResponseT1: 18%, T2: 14%, T3: 23%
Respondents N =137

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with fun and enjoyment
Our classificationPleasant (vs unpleasant), code L04ac01l
Operationalization
Single closed question: 'How do you feel about fun and 
enjoyment', rated on a 7-point Delighted-Terrible 
scale, ranging from (1) Delighted to 
(7) Terrible. (8) Neither.
(order reversed)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-f-7-ar=+
T1: 1977     r= +.26    (01)
T2: 1979     r= +.35    (01)
T3: 1981     r= +.49    (01)
Both variables assessed at T1, T2, and T3. 
Correlation concerns same time measures.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Pleasant (vs unpleasant)
Subject code: L04ac01l

StudySchulz & Hartman-Hanusa (1978): study US Pennsylvania 1976
TitleLongterm Effects of Control and Predictability Enhancing Interventions: Findings and Ethical Issues.
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1978, Vol. 36, 1194 - 1201
PublicElderly living in retirement homes, US, 1976
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =40

Correlate
Author's labelZest for life
Page in Source 1195
Our classificationPleasant (vs unpleasant), code L04ac01l
Operationalization
Self report on single question. Full text not reported
Rated:
9: extremely enthusiastic about life
:
1 completely hopeless

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-?-sq-?-0-ar=.59 p < .005


Correlational finding on Happiness and Pleasant (vs unpleasant)
Subject code: L04ac01l

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response26%
Respondents N =1433

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with amount of fun
Page in Source 141
Our classificationPleasant (vs unpleasant), code L04ac01l
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about the amount of 
fun and enjoyment you have?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aE²=+.60
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aBeta=+.19
ß controlled for 7 criterion satisfactions:
- physical needs met
- yourself
- how fairly treated
- develop self
- interesting daily life
- adjust to changes
- financial security
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aBeta=+.19
ß additionally controlled for sociodemographic 
variables:
- family life-cycle
- age
- family income
- eduaction
- race
- sex


Correlational finding on Happiness and Pleasant (vs unpleasant)
Subject code: L04ac01l

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with amount of fun
Page in Source 112
Our classificationPleasant (vs unpleasant), code L04ac01l
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about the amount of 
fun and enjoyment you have?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=+.61


Correlational finding on Happiness and Pleasant (vs unpleasant)
Subject code: L04ac01l

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelJoy in life
Page in Source 92
Our classificationPleasant (vs unpleasant), code L04ac01l
Operationalization
Closed question on specific feelings about life: "I 
think my life disgusted
...enjoying".
Rated on a 7-point scale ranging from positive (7) to 
negative (1)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.47
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.50
O-DT asked second: r=+.50
O-DT asked third : r=+.40
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.40
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.30
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.40
Index of positive affects: r=+.20
Index of negative affects: r=-.30
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.40
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.50
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.40


Correlational finding on Happiness and Pleasant (vs unpleasant)
Subject code: L04ac01l

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /2
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, Nov 1972
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response38%
Respondents N =1072

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with amount of fun
Page in Source 112
Our classificationPleasant (vs unpleasant), code L04ac01l
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about how much fun 
you are having"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks


Correlational finding on Happiness and Pleasant (vs unpleasant)
Subject code: L04ac01l

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /2
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, Nov 1972
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response38%
Respondents N =1072

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with chances to enjoy pleasant things
Page in Source 112
Our classificationPleasant (vs unpleasant), code L04ac01l
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about the chance you 
have to enjoy pleasant or beautiful things?
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks


Correlational finding on Happiness and Pleasant (vs unpleasant)
Subject code: L04ac01l

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, May 1972
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response24%
Respondents N =1297

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with amount of fun
Page in Source 112
Our classificationPleasant (vs unpleasant), code L04ac01l
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about how much fun 
you are having?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aE²=+.51
Unaffected by sexe
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aBeta=+.16
ß controlled for: 
- Efficacy
- Family
- Money
- House/apartment
- Spare-time activities
- National government
- Things to do with family
- Consumer index
- Time to do things
- Your health
- Job index
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aBeta=+.15
ß additonally controlled for sociodemographic 
variables:
- family life-cycle
- family income
- education
- race
- sexe
- age
- age


Correlational finding on Happiness and Pleasant (vs unpleasant)
Subject code: L04ac01l

StudyBrenner (1970): study US 1960
TitleSocial Factors in Mental Well-Being at Adolescence.
SourcePhD Dissertation, The American University, 1970, Washington DC, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/brenner_b_1970.pdf
PublicHighschool pupils, New York State, USA, 1960
Sample
Non-Response1%
Respondents N =5204

Correlate
Author's labelHaving fun in life
Page in Source 64/71/75/.
Our classificationPleasant (vs unpleasant), code L04ac01l
Operationalization
Agree / disagree statement: "I get a lot of fun out of 
life"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-aG=+.58
Unaffected by sex
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-bG=+.85
Females : G = +.88
Males   : G = +.83

After control for: 
- usual mood and frequency of low
  moods                             : Gs = +.65
- usual mood                        : Gs = +.76
- frequency of low mood             : Gs = +.80
- tending to be a discouraged person: Gs = +.80
- tending to be a lonely person     : Gs = +.73
- anxiety symptoms                  : Gs = +.83
- participation in extracurricular
  activities                        : Gs = +.85
- social class                      : Gs = +.85

Unaffected by sex
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-bV= .46 p < . 01
A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-aV= .36 p < . 01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Predictable (vs uncertain)
Subject code: L04ac01m

StudyShichman & Cooper (1984): study US 1979
TitleLife Satisfaction and Sex-Role Concept.
SourceSex Roles, 1984, Vol. 11, 227 - 240
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00287516
PublicAdults, students and churchmembers, USA, 197?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response5,9 %
Respondents N =217

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction derived from uncertainties about way of life
Page in Source 234
Our classificationPredictable (vs uncertain), code L04ac01m
Operationalization
Single direct questions on both satisfaction and 
dissatisfaction with uncertainties about way of life.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-ar=-.52 p < .00
dissatisfaction


Correlational finding on Happiness and Relaxed (vs stressful)
Subject code: L04ac01n

StudyNg et al. (2009): study ZZ World samples 2005
TitleAffluence, Feelings of Stress, and Well-Being.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 94, 257 - 271
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9422-5
Public15+ aged, general public, 121 nations, 2005-2006
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =125077

Correlate
Author's labelStress on individual and nation level
Page in Source 264
Our classificationRelaxed (vs stressful), code L04ac01n
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question about experienced stress 
in the previous day.

Rated:
1: yes
0: no

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-cr=-.07 p < .001
Individual level: Individual happiness by 
individual stress
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-cr=+.20 p < .05
Nation level: Average happiness by % yes responses 
in nation


Correlational finding on Happiness and Relaxed (vs stressful)
Subject code: L04ac01n

StudyTaylor et al. (2006): study US 2005
TitleAre We Happy Yet?
SourcePEW Research Center, A Social Trends Report, 2006, Washington DC, USA
URLHTTP://pewresearch.org/pubs/301/are-we-happy-yet
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 2005
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =3014

Correlate
Author's labelRushed in Daily Life
Page in Source 35
Our classificationRelaxed (vs stressful), code L04ac01n
Operationalization
Self report of feeling rushed in daily life, full 
question not mentioned.
3 Always
2 Sometimes
1 Almost never

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-caD%=+ p < .05
% Very Happy
-Always        27%
-Sometimes     34%
-Almost never  42%


Correlational finding on Happiness and Relaxed (vs stressful)
Subject code: L04ac01n

StudyJanz et al. (2001): study US Michigan 1996
TitleFactors Influencing Quality of Life in Older Women With Heart Disease.
SourceMEDICAL CARE, 2001, V ol. 39, 588 - 598 ,
URLhttp://journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/Abstract/2001/06000/Factors_Influencing_Quality_of_Life_in_Older_Women.7.aspx
PublicMedical Patients, Michigan, United States, followed 1 year, 199?
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response52%
Respondents N =570

Correlate
Author's labelPerceived stress level
Page in Source 594-596
Our classificationRelaxed (vs stressful), code L04ac01n
Operationalization
Selfreport on stress.
Details not reported.

1 Same or better
0 Deteriorated
Remarks
Assessed at T1 and T2 (12 months difference)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-QOL-cm-sq-v-5-aOR=3.22 p < .01
CI95[1.88,5.52]

T2 happiness by T1-T2 maintenance or improvement 
perceived stress level.
Chances for higher happiness level at T2 are 1.87 
times higher for those whose perceived stress 
level improved between T2 and T1.
O-QOL-cm-sq-v-5-aOR=0.81 p < .05
CI95[0.78,0.97]

T1 happiness by T1-T2 maintenance or improvement 
of perceived stress level.
Chances for higher happiness level at T1 are 0.81 
times lower for those whose stress level improved 
between T1 and T2.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Relaxed (vs stressful)
Subject code: L04ac01n

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response26%
Respondents N =1433

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with pressure
Page in Source 112,156
Our classificationRelaxed (vs stressful), code L04ac01n
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about the amount of 
pressure you are under?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aE²=+.44
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.39


Correlational finding on Happiness and Secure (vs threatened)
Subject code: L04ac01o

StudyLau et al. (2004): study AU 2002
TitleAn Investigation into the Cross-Cultural Equivalence of the Personal Well-Being Index.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 72, 403 - 430
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-004-0561-z
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =180

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with future Security
Page in Source 411, 413, 418
Our classificationSecure (vs threatened), code L04ac01o
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question: ??

Rated on a 10-point numerical scale
Observed distributionM= 75,5; SD= 16,5
Remarks
Item in Personal Wellbeing Scale (PWI)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.03 ns
Beta controlled for satisfaction with:
- standard of living
- health
- achievement
- relationship
- safety
- community


Correlational finding on Happiness and Secure (vs threatened)
Subject code: L04ac01o

StudyLau et al. (2004): study HK 2002
TitleAn Investigation into the Cross-Cultural Equivalence of the Personal Well-Being Index.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 72, 403 - 430
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-004-0561-z
Public18+ aged, general public, Hong Kong, 2002
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response0
Respondents N =180

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with future Security
Page in Source 411, 413, 418
Our classificationSecure (vs threatened), code L04ac01o
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:??

Rated on a 10-point numerical scale
Observed distributionM=59,5; SD=18,9
Remarks
Item in Personal Wellbeing Scale (PWI)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.01 ns
Beta controlled for satisfaction with:
- standard of living
- health
- achievement
- relationship
- safety
- community


Correlational finding on Happiness and Secure (vs threatened)
Subject code: L04ac01o

StudySingh et al. (2014): study IN 2014
TitleEffects of the demographic Variables and psychometric Properties of the personal Well-being Index for School Children in India.
SourceChild Indicators Research, 2015, Vol. 3, 571 - 585
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12187-014-9264-4#/page-1
DOIDOI:101007/s12187-014-9264-4
Public8-13 aged,school children, India, 2014
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1301

Correlate
Author's labelSafety
Page in Source Table 2-3
Our classificationSecure (vs threatened), code L04ac01o
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question 'How happy are you about 
how safe you feel?'
11-point Likert-type rating('0' very sad to  '10' very 
happy)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cbr=+.32 p < .01
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cbBeta=+.09 p < .01
Beta controlled for satisfaction with:
-standard of living
-personal health
-achievement in life
-personal relationships
-feeling part of community
-future security


Correlational finding on Happiness and Secure (vs threatened)
Subject code: L04ac01o

StudySingh et al. (2014): study IN 2014
TitleEffects of the demographic Variables and psychometric Properties of the personal Well-being Index for School Children in India.
SourceChild Indicators Research, 2015, Vol. 3, 571 - 585
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12187-014-9264-4#/page-1
DOIDOI:101007/s12187-014-9264-4
Public8-13 aged,school children, India, 2014
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1301

Correlate
Author's labelFuture security
Page in Source Table 2-3
Our classificationSecure (vs threatened), code L04ac01o
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question 'How happy are you about 
what may happen to you later on in your life?'
11-point Likert-type rating('0' very sad to '10' very 
happy)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cbr=+.28 p < .01
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cbBeta=+.11 p < .01
Beta controlled for satisfaction with:
-standard of living
-personal health
-achievement in life
-personal relationships
-personal safety
-feeling part of the community


Correlational finding on Happiness and Secure (vs threatened)
Subject code: L04ac01o

StudyCosta & McCrae (1980): study US 1976
TitleInfluence of Extraversion and Neuroticism on Subjective Well-Being: Happy and Unhappy People.
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1980, Vol. 38, 668 - 678
Public35-85 aged white males (largely veterans), USA, 1976
Sample
Non-ResponseT1:21%; T2:18%; T3:27%; T4:46%
Respondents N =1100

Correlate
Author's labelPersonal security
Page in Source 672-673
Our classificationSecure (vs threatened), code L04ac01o
Operationalization
A shortened, 16-item form of the Perso-
nal Security Inventory (subjective eva-
luation of '...succes, satisfaction and
surety or confidence' in a number of 
areas of life (Knutson, 1952).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-br=+.64 p < .001
Personal security assessed at T4. Hedonic level 
sum of scores at T1, T2, T3 and T4 (3 month- 
intervals).


Correlational finding on Happiness and Secure (vs threatened)
Subject code: L04ac01o

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response26%
Respondents N =1433

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with safety
Page in Source 112,156
Our classificationSecure (vs threatened), code L04ac01o
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about your safety?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.29
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aE²=+.38


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyCummins et al. (2003a): study AU 2003
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 5, Report 5.0. The Wellbeing of Autralians: 1. Personal Finances 2. The Impact of the Bali Bombing.
SourceAustralian Center on Quality of Life, 2003, Melbourne, Australia.
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2003
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response88%
Respondents N =1979

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with achievement
Page in Source 117+121
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Single question:
How satisfied are you with what you achieve in 
life?Rated on 0-10 scale.
Observed distributionM = 7,50; SD = 1,72

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.51 p < .001
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.22
ß controled for satisfaction with:
- Relationship
- Safety
- Community
- Future Security
- Standard
- Health
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=+.04
Additional variance explained above satisfaction 
with the domains of:
- Relationships
- Safety
- Community
- Future Security
- Standard
- Health


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyLau et al. (2004): study AU 2002
TitleAn Investigation into the Cross-Cultural Equivalence of the Personal Well-Being Index.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 72, 403 - 430
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-004-0561-z
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =180

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with own accomplishments
Page in Source 411, 413, 418
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How satisfied are you with what you achieve in life?

Rated on a 10-point numerical scale
Observed distributionM=75,3; SD= 15.5
Remarks
Item in Personal Wellbeing Scale (PWI)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.27 p < .001
Beta controlled for satisfaction with:
- standard of living
- health
- relationship
- safety
- community
- security


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyCummins et al. (2002a): study AU 2002
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 3, Report 3.2. The Impact of Personal Relationships and Household Structure on the Wellbeing of Australians.
SourceAustralian Center on Quality of Life, 2002, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response70%
Respondents N =2110

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with Achievement
Page in Source 107
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Single question:
How satisfied are you with what you achieve in life?

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.23 p < .000
ß controled for satisfation with:
- relationships
- safety
- community
- standard of living
- your health


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyMichalos et al. (2007): study CA British Columbia 2005
TitleHealth and Quality of Life of Older People: A Replication after Six Years.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 84, 127 - 158
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-006-9080-4
PublicElderly, British Columbia, Canada, 2005
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =656

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with achievements in life
Page in Source 143, 144, 146
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your achievements in life?
1  very dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
3  a little dissatisfied
4  about evenly balanced
5  a little satisfied
6  somewhat satisfied
7  very satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-gBeta=+.12 p < .05
O-QLS-c-sq-v-7-bBeta= ns
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-fBeta= ns
Beta's controlled for:
- mental health
- social support
- crime-relatred worries
- difficulty meeting housing costs
- % of income spent on housing cost
- satisfaction with:
  - family
  - living partner
  - friendships
  - romantic relationships
  - feeling part of community
  - housing
  - neighbourhood
  - health
  - financial security
  - recreation
  - self-esteem
  - government officials
  - sense of meaning of life
  - future society


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyHeinonen et al. (2004): study FI 1997
TitleIs the Evaluation of the Global Quality of Life Determined by Emotional Status?
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2004, Vol.13, 1347 - 1356
DOIDOI:10.1023/B:QURE.0000040788.12947.b9
Public25-65 aged, 5 regions, Finland, 1997
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response36%
Respondents N =3838

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with life achievements
Page in Source 1352/1353
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Self report of satisfaction with
A.life achievements
B.economic situation
Observed distributionMales: M = 3,55 SD = 0,8. Females: M = 3,69 SD =0,8

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-ar=+.40 p < .001
females
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aBeta=-.23 p < .001
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-ar=+.40 p < .01
males
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aBeta=+.30 p < .001
Beta's controled for socio-demographics(step 5)
- age
- education
- employment
- marital status


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyLau et al. (2004): study HK 2002
TitleAn Investigation into the Cross-Cultural Equivalence of the Personal Well-Being Index.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 72, 403 - 430
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-004-0561-z
Public18+ aged, general public, Hong Kong, 2002
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response0
Respondents N =180

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with own accomplishments
Page in Source 411, 413, 418
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How satisfied are you with what you achieve in life?

Rated on a 10-point numerical scale
Observed distributionM=63,3; SD=17,4
Remarks
Item in Personal Wellbeing Scale (PWI)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.23 p < .001
Beta controlled for satisfaction with:
- standard of living
- health
- relationship
- safety
- community
- security


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudySingh et al. (2014): study IN 2014
TitleEffects of the demographic Variables and psychometric Properties of the personal Well-being Index for School Children in India.
SourceChild Indicators Research, 2015, Vol. 3, 571 - 585
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12187-014-9264-4#/page-1
DOIDOI:101007/s12187-014-9264-4
Public8-13 aged,school children, India, 2014
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1301

Correlate
Author's labelAchievement in life
Page in Source Table 2-3
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question 'How happy are you with 
the things you want to be good at ?'
11-point Likert-type rating('0' very sad to '10' very 
happy)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cbr=+.38 p < .01
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cbBeta=+.14 p < .01
Beta controlled for satisfaction with:
-standard of living
-personal health
-personal relationships
-personal safety
-feeling part of community
-future security


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudySheldon & Hoon (2006): study ZZ East-West pairs 2001
TitleThe Multiple Determination of Well-Being: Independent Effects of Positive Traits, Needs, Goals, Selves, Social Support, and Cultural Contexts.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2007, Vol. 8, 565 - 592
DOIDOI:10.1007/210902-006-9031-4
PublicUniversity students, USA and Singapore, 200?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response6%
Respondents N =533

Correlate
Author's labelgoal-progress
Page in Source 575, 581, 582
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question "How well I have done in 
the past" 
Rated 1 (not alt all) to 5 (very much)

Ratings were based on either a single (USA) or four 
(Singapore) important self-generated personal goal, in 
last case the ratings were averaged
Observed distributionAll M = 3.90, SD = .71; USA M = 4.74; Singapore M = 3.28

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-AO---mq-*-124-aBeta=+.43 p < .01
Beta controlled for
- self-concordance (selfrated reasons for 
striving)
M-AO---mq-*-124-aBeta=+.08 p < .01
Beta controlled for
- cultural membership
- gender
- competence need (self rated satisfaction)
- neuroticism
- self esteem
- social support (Selfreport on satisfaction with 
overall social support)
M-AO---mq-*-124-aBeta=+.08 p < .05
USA
M-AO---mq-*-124-aBeta=+.05 ns
Singapore

Beta's controlled for
- gender
- competence need satisfaction
- neuroticism
- self-esteem
- social support


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyGanglmair Wooliscroft & Lawson (2008): study NZ 2005
TitleApplying the International Wellbeing Index to Investigate Subjective Wellbeing of New Zealanders with European and with Maori Heritage.
SourceNew Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 2008, Vol. 3, 57 - 72
Public18+ aged, general public, New-Zealand, 2005
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response63,4%
Respondents N =3556

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with Achieviement in Life
Page in Source 59, 64, 66
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How satisfied are you with what you achieve in life?

Rated on a 0-10 numerical scale
Observed distributionM=67,7; SD=21,4
Remarks
Item in 'Personal Wellbeing Scale'

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cbBeta=+.28 p < .001
European descent(78%)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cbBeta=+.29 p < .001
Maori descent(8%)

Beta's controlled for satisfaction with:
- standard of living 
- health
- personal relationships
- safety
- feeling part of community
- future security


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyKammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /1
TitleSourcebook for Measuring Well-Being with Affectometer 2.
Source'Why not?'Foundation, 1983, Dunedin, New Zealand
Public18+ aged, general public, Dunedin, New Zealand, 198?
Sample
Non-Response52%
Respondents N =112

Correlate
Author's labelFelt that life is on the right track
Page in Source 74
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Single direct question how one felt during the 
instructed time period (or otherwise in the past few 
weeks):
"My life is on the right track"
Rated on a 5-point scale ranging from
'not at all' to 'all the time'



Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BK-cm-mq-v-5-ar=+.64 p < .01
M-FH-c-sq-v-7-ar=+.56 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudySheldon & Kasser (1998): study US 1998
TitlePursuing Personal Goals: Skills Enable Progress, but not all Progress is Benefical.
SourcePersonality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 1998, Vol. 24, 1319 - 1331
PublicStudents, USA, 1998
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response59%
Respondents N =154

Correlate
Author's labelgoal progress
Page in Source 5,8
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Participants had to list as many projects as they had 
at that moment concerning the time of the next 
semester, where project was defined as "goals and 
concerns that people think abour, plan for, carry out, 
and sometimes (though not always) complete or succeed 
at."

Then they selected the 5 most relevant projects.

12 times through the semester they were asked: "how 
much progress did you make during the five days since 
the last report?"

Rated 1(none) to 9(very much).

The ratings of all 5 projects were averaged per time 
period.
Error EstimatesAlpha .47
Remarks
Wellbeing was measured twelve times during semester

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-aBeta=+.33 p < .001
Beta controlled for:
- person (dummy-coded)
- time of semester
- previous report's well-being


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyEstwing-Ferrans & Powers (1992): study US 1987
TitlePsychometric Assessment of the Quality of Life Index.
SourceResearch in Nursing & Health, 1992, Vol. 15, 29 - 38
PublicRenal patients, USA 199?
SampleProbability systematic sample
Non-Response54%
Respondents N =349

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with achievements of personal goals.
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How satisfied are you with achievements of your 
personal goals? 
1 very dissatisfied
.
.
6 very satisfied
Remarks
It is not clear if this score is weighted with its 
importance by the individual.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-g-sq-v-6-ar=+.65


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyAndrews (1991): study US 1980
TitleStability and Change in Levels and Structure of Subjective Well-Being: USA 1972 and 1988.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1991, Vol. 25, 1 - 30
DOIDOI: 10.1007/BF00727649
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 1972-1988
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2985

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with accomplishments
Page in Source 20
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Single direct question rated on 7 point 
delighted-terrible scale "How do you feel about what 
you have accomplished?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aE²=+
1972: +.50      1988: +.25
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aBeta=+
1972: +.25      1988: +.34
ß controlled for satisfaction with 5 other aspects 
of life: 1: fun, 2: family income, 3: use of spare 
time, 4: national government, 5: health


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyShichman & Cooper (1984): study US 1979
TitleLife Satisfaction and Sex-Role Concept.
SourceSex Roles, 1984, Vol. 11, 227 - 240
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00287516
PublicAdults, students and churchmembers, USA, 197?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response5,9 %
Respondents N =217

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with achieving goals
Page in Source 234
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Single direct questions on both satisfaction and 
dissatisfaction with achieving goals.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-ar=+.36 p < .00
satisfaction
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-ar=-.41 p < .00
dissatisfaction


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyButtel et al. (1977): study US Wisconsin 1974
TitleIdeology and Social Indicators of the Quality of Life.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1977, Vol. 4, 353 - 369
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00353138
Public18+ aged, general public, Winconsin, USA, 1974
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =548

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with life acomplishment
Page in Source 358
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How do you feel about what you are accomplishing in 
life...?"
7  completely satisfied 
6  very satisfied 
5  satisfied 
4  satisfied-dissatisfied 
3  dissatisfied 
2  very dissatisfied 
1  completely dissatisfied.
Remarks
Happiness measure type M-CO

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-7-ar=+.37 p < .05
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-br=+.62 p < .05


Correlational finding on Happiness and Successful (vs failure)
Subject code: L04ac01p

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with accomplishment
Page in Source 112
Our classificationSuccessful (vs failure), code L04ac01p
Operationalization
3-item index of questions "How do you feel about 
.....?"
a the extent of achieving succes and getting ahead
b what you are accomplishing
c the extent of developing yourself and broadening your 
life.
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/
unhappy/ mostly dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ 
pleased/ delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.63
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.39
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=+.41
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.42
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=+.68
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.57


Correlational finding on Happiness and Unique (vs common)
Subject code: L04ac01q

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelUniqueness of life
Page in Source 92
Our classificationUnique (vs common), code L04ac01q
Operationalization
Closed question: "Imagine that the lines below 
represent piles of cards. Each pile has people whose 
lives are pretty similar. The person in Pile A below 
has a life like nobody else. People in Pile G have 
lifes like quite a lot of other people. In which pile 
would you put your life?"
(Scale categories showed 1, 3, 5, 8, 12, 20 and 29 
members, respectively)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=-.03
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=-.00
O-DT asked second: r=-.00
O-DT asked third : r=-.10
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=-.10
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=-.10
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.00
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.00
Index of positive affects: r=+.30
Index of negative affects: r=-.20
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.10
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.00


Correlational finding on Happiness and Varied
Subject code: L04ac01r

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with privacy
Page in Source 112
Our classificationVaried, code L04ac01r
Operationalization
Closed question: "How do you feel about the privacy you 
have - being alone when you want to be?"       
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly 
dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ 
delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=+.36


Correlational finding on Happiness and Varied
Subject code: L04ac01r

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelContentment with life
Page in Source 92
Our classificationVaried, code L04ac01r
Operationalization
Closed question on specific feelings about life: "I 
think my life is angry
...contented".
Rated on a 7-point scale ranging from positive (7) to 
negative (1)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.40
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.40
O-DT asked second: r=+.40
O-DT asked third : r=+.40
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.50
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.30
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.40
Index of positive affects: r=+.30
Index of negative affects: r=-.10
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.40
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.40
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.40


Correlational finding on Happiness and Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Subject code: L04ac02

StudyDavern et al. (2007): study AU 2002
TitleSubjective Wellbeing as an Affective-Cognitive Construct.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2007, Vol. 8, 429 - 449
DOIDOI:10.1007/s10902-007-9066-1
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response69%
Respondents N =478

Correlate
Author's labelCore affective descriptors
Page in Source 434
Our classificationMultiple aspect evaluations of life, code L04ac02
Operationalization
Selfreport on 6 questions on feeling about life: 
"Please indicate how each of the following describes 
your feelings when you think about your life in 
general."
A Energized
B Happy
C Content
D Satisfied
E Stressed
F Pleased

Rated 0 (not at all) to 10 (extremely)
Error EstimatesR² = .64, F(6,444) = 131.87, p<.001
Remarks
All data have been converted to Percentage of Scale 
Maximum scores, which standardizes the scales onto a 
0-100 scale.
Items in 31 item questionneire designed to reflect the 
circumplex model of affective experience

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.58
A: Energized
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.09 p < .05
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.72
B: Happy
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.24 p < .001
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.73
C: Content
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+29 p < .001
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.73
D: Satisfied
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.20 p < .001
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=-.41
E: Stressed
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=-.10 p < .005
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.65
F: Pleased
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caBeta=+.03 ns
All Beta's controlled for other life appraisals
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=+.64 p < .001
A+B+C+D+E+F


Correlational finding on Happiness and Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Subject code: L04ac02

StudyMichalos & Orlando (2006): study CA British Columbia 1998
TitleA Note on Student Quality of Life.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 79, 51 - 59
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-005-2404-y
PublicUniversity students Northern British Columbia, Canada, 1998 - 2005
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =3407

Correlate
Author's labelSubjective well-being
Our classificationMultiple aspect evaluations of life, code L04ac02
Operationalization
The Subjective Well-Being (SWB) index is formed summin 
the scores on four questions:
A  How satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
B. How satisfied are you with the overall quality of 
your life?
C. How satisfied are you with your  standard of living?
D. How satisfied are you with your overall happiness?
1  very dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
3  a little dissatisfied
4  about evenly balanced
5  a little satisfied
6  somewhat satisfied
7  very satisfied
Observed distributionM = 18.0, SD. = 7.7
Error Estimatesalpha = 0.89

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-fr=.48 p < .05
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-fr=+.80 p < .05
O-QLS-c-sq-v-7-br=+.83 p < .05


Correlational finding on Happiness and Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Subject code: L04ac02

StudyBeiser (1974): study CA 1963
TitleComponents and Correlates of Mental Well-Being.
SourceJournal of Health and Social Behavior, 1974, Vol. 15, 320 - 327
Public18+ aged, general public, Stirling County, Canada, 1963-1968
Sample
Non-Response10%
Respondents N =112

Correlate
Author's labelLong-term satisfact-ion
Page in Source 323/325
Our classificationMultiple aspect evaluations of life, code L04ac02
Operationalization
3-item index of closed questions on like to continue 
one's life in much the same sort of way or like to 
change parts of it, success at planning one's life, and 
accomplished most of the things one would have liked 
to.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-cq-mq-v-3-ar=+ s
Index of Positive Affects: r = +.21 (05)
Index of Negative Affects: r = -.33 (01)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=+.45 p < .001
When controlled for positive and negative affect: 
r = +.30 (001).


Correlational finding on Happiness and Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Subject code: L04ac02

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labelview of positive life
Page in Source 260
Our classificationMultiple aspect evaluations of life, code L04ac02
Operationalization
Self report on 21 questions:
a: Do you feel confortable in your body ?
b: Do you accept yourself as your are ?
c::Are you happy most of the time ?
d: Do you find life boring?
e: Do you have negative thoughts about your life 
several times a day ?
f: Do you often worry ?
g: Do you regret your actions ?
h: Do you often feel lonely ?
i: Do you sometimes think of committing suicide ?
j: Do you think that other people mostly speak well of 
you ?
k: Do you easily adjust to new situations ?
l: Do you take problems as a challenge ?
m: Do you feel your life is a success?
n: Do your thoughts, words and actions correspond ?
o: Do you feel free to choose what your life is going 
to be like ?
p: Do you feel happy and look forward to starting a new 
day when waking up in the morning?
q: Do you blame others for your unhappiness ?
r: Do you forgive others easily ?
s: Do you feel that fate has treated your badly ?
t: Do you feel that your life has meaning ?
u: Do you feel part of a geater unity ?

Rated:
2: yes
1: not sure
0: no

Scores recoded as:
1: 0-3 (negative)
2: 3,5-6
3: 6,5-8
4: 8,5-11
5: 11,5-13
6: 13,5-16
7: 16,5-18
8: 18,5-21(positive)
Observed distributionN: All:4581; 1:10; 2:60; 3:146; 4:274; 5:453; 6:808; 7:1472; 8:1358

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.63 p < .00
1: Mt=1.25
2: Mt=3.16
3: Mt=4.30
4: Mt=5.33
5: Mt=6.28
6: Mt=7.43
7: Mt=8.24
8: Mt=8.99
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.66 p < .00
1: Mt=1.50
2: Mt=2.71
3: Mt=3.75
4: Mt=4.79
5: Mt=5.85
6: Mt=7.03
7: Mt=7.91
8: Mt=8.84
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.58 p < .00
1: Mt=2.00
2: Mt=3.46
3: Mt=4.45
4: Mt=5.01
5: Mt=5.64
6: Mt=6.56
7: Mt=7.35
8: Mt=8.28


Correlational finding on Happiness and Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Subject code: L04ac02

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labelexpression of life's potentials
Page in Source 434
Our classificationMultiple aspect evaluations of life, code L04ac02
Operationalization
expression of life's potentials
1: very bad
2: bad
3: neither good nor bad
4: good
5: very good
Observed distributionN: 4585; 1:0,7; 2:6,5; 3:33,5; 4:52,9; 5:6,4
Remarks
Expression of life-potentials is calculated as weighted 
mean of 23 questions about satisfaction with 5 domains: 
partner, children and parents, friends, external 
environment and self.
See Chapter 8 of "Measuring the Quality of Life", 
Ventegodt 1996

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.42 p < .00
1: Ms=6.25
2: Ms=5.54
3: Ms=6.99
4: Ms=8.33
5: Ms=9.20
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.47 p < .00
1: Ms=5.59
2: Ms=4.91
3: Ms=6.51
4: Ms=8.13
5: Ms=9.03
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.47 p < .00
1: Ms=5.96
2: Ms=4.99
3: Ms=6.05
4: Ms=7.70
5: Ms=8.65


Correlational finding on Happiness and Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Subject code: L04ac02

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelexpression of life's potentials
Page in Source 410
Our classificationMultiple aspect evaluations of life, code L04ac02
Operationalization
Expression of life potentials
1: very bad
2: bad
3: neither good nor bad
4: good
5: very good
Observed distributionN: all:1456, 1:44, 2:382, 3:936, 4:94, 5:-
Remarks
Expression of life-potentials is calculated as weighted 
mean of 23 questions about satisfaction with 5 domains: 
partner, children and parents, friends, external 
environment and self.
See Chapter 8 of "Measuring the Quality of Life", 
Ventegodt 1996

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.33 p < .00
 1: Mt=6.14
 2: Mt=6.90
 3: Mt=8.06
 4: Mt=9.13
 5: Mt=-
All Mt=
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.37 p < .00
 1: Mt=5.68
 2: Mt=6.48
 3: Mt=7.76
 4: Mt=9.04
 5: Mt=-
All Mt=
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.39 p < .00
 1: Mt=5.00
 2: Mt=5.99
 3: Mt=7.30
 4: Mt=8.43
 5: Mt=-
All Mt=


Correlational finding on Happiness and Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Subject code: L04ac02

StudyKoivumaa-Honkanen (1998): study FI 1975
TitleLife Satisfaction as a Health Predictor.
SourceDoctoral Dissertation, University of Turku, 1998, Finland (Kuopio University Publications D. Medical Sciences 143)
Public18-64 aged adult twin pairs, Finland, 1975
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response271
Respondents N =29444

Correlate
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in Source 70
Our classificationMultiple aspect evaluations of life, code L04ac02
Operationalization
Total score of 4 questions;
a: Do you feel that your life at present is;5= very 
interesting,4= fairly interesting,3= cannot say,2= 
fairy boring,1= very boring
b: Do you feel your life at present is;5= very 
happy,4=fairly happy,3=cannot say,2=fairly sad,1=very 
sad
c:  Do you feel that your life at present is;5= very 
hard,4= fairly hard,3= cannot say,2= fairy easy,1= very 
easy
d:  Do you feel that your life at present moment you 
are;5= very lonely,4= fairly lonely,3= cannot say,2= 
?,1= not at all lonely
Observed distributionM=15.24, CI95[15.2-15.3]
Remarks
Original scale is reversed

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.79 p < .05
Total
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.79
Men
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.79
Women
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.75
Healthy
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.81
Sick
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.78
Age 18-24
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.79
Age 25-34
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.79
Age 35-44
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.81
Age 45-54
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-jr=+.80
Age 55-64


Correlational finding on Happiness and Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Subject code: L04ac02

StudyGlatzer (1984): study XZ Germany West 1978
TitleDeterminanten der Zufriedenheit.(Determinants of Satisfaction.)
SourceGlatzer, W.;Zapf. W.;Eds.:"Lebensqualität in der Bundesrepublik", Campus verlag, 1984 Frankfurt, Germany, 234 - 245
Public18+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1978-1988
Sample
Non-Response?
Respondents N =2100

Correlate
Author's labelAlienation
Our classificationMultiple aspect evaluations of life, code L04ac02
Operationalization
Now I am going to read aloud some 
reactions on various life-problems.
Please tell me after each sentence if these answers ,if 
applied to yourself, would be : completely correct, 
rather correct, rather not correct, completely 
incorrect.

- 'I am often feeling lonesome'
- 'My work does not really give me
   any pleasure at all'
- 'Life has become so complicated       nowadays that I 
hardly feel
   anywhere at ease '

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-bSNR=
           eta         G          r          ß

1978      +.32        +.52      +.32       +.25
1980      +.34        +.56      +.33       +.27
1984      +.34        +.57      +.33       +.29
1988      +.33        +.53      +.33       +.27

ß's controlled for age, gender, perceived class 
and marital status.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-baSNR=
           eta         G          r          ß

1978      +.31       +.33       +.31       +.30
1980      +.31       +.33       +.30       +.27
1984      +.34       +.40       +.33       +.33
1988      +.32       +.37       +.32       +.28

ß's controlled for age, gender, perceived class 
and marital status.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Subject code: L04ac02

StudyHolloway & Carson (1999): study GB 1990
TitleSubjective Quality of Life, Psychopathology, Satisfacton with Care and Insight: An Exploratory Study.
SourceInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1999, Vol. 45, 259 - 267
PublicMental patients, UK, followed 3 years,1990-1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response0
Respondents N =70

Correlate
Author's labelHealth
Page in Source 262
Our classificationMultiple aspect evaluations of life, code L04ac02
Operationalization
Selfreport on the following questions:
-your general state of health?
-how often you see a doctor?
-your nervous well-being?
-pleased about having accomplished something?
-that things were going your way?
-proud because some one complimented you on something 
you had done?
Remarks
Satisfaction Subscale of Lancashire Quality of Life 
Profile (LQOLP) [Oliver 1991].

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=+.61
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-arpc=+.57 p < .000
rpc controled for depression as measured with Beck 
Depression Inventory(BDI)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Subject code: L04ac02

StudyZautra (1975): study US Utah 1970
TitleQuality of Life: The Communication of Satisfaction.
SourcePhD Dissertation, University of Utah, 1975, USA
Public18+ aged, men and women, Salt Lake County, USA, 1973-1974
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =454

Correlate
Author's labelShort-Term Satisfaction
Page in Source 58,72
Our classificationMultiple aspect evaluations of life, code L04ac02
Operationalization
Factors derived from responses to questions:
a How will you feel tomorrow?
B How do you feel today?
C How did you feel yesterday?
D Social environment difficulties: topics mentioned in 
response to an open question "What are the things you 
are unhappy about these days?"

Rated
1 terrible
2 unhappy
3 mostly dissatisfied
4 mixed
5 mostly satisfied
6 pleased
7 delighted
Remarks
Factor 18

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.17 p < . ns
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=-.19 ns


Correlational finding on Happiness and Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Subject code: L04ac02a

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelview of life
Page in Source 250
Our classificationSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), code L04ac02a
Operationalization
Self report on 21 questions:
a: Do you feel confortable in your body ?
b: Do you accept yourself as your are ?
c::Are you happy most of the time ?
d: Do you find life boring?
e: Do you have negative thoughts about your life 
several times a day ?
f: Do you often worry ?
g: Do you regret your actions ?
h: Do you often feel lonely ?
i: Do you sometimes think of committing suicide ?
j: Do you think that other people mostly speak well of 
you ?
k: Do you easily adjust to new situations ?
l: Do you take problems as a challenge ?
m: Do you feel your life is a success?
n: Do your thoughts, words and actions correspond ?
o: Do you feel free to choose what your life is going 
to be like ?
p: Do you feel happy and look forward to starting a new 
day when waking up in the morning?
q: Do you blame others for your unhappiness ?
r: Do you forgive others easily ?
s: Do you feel that fate has treated your badly ?
t: Do you feel that your life has meaning ?
u: Do you feel part of a geater unity ?

Rated:
2: yes
1: not sure
0: no

Scores recoded as:
1: 0-3 (negative)
2: 3,5-6
3: 6,5-8
4: 8,5-11
5: 11,5-13
6: 13,5-16
7: 16,5-18
8: 18,5-21(positive)
Observed distributionN: 1:6, 2:7, 3:60, 4:61, 5:122, 6:282, 7:474, 8:434

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.59 p < .00
 1: Mt=3.34
 2: Mt=4.64
 3: Mt=4.09
 4: Mt=6.06
 5: Mt=6.54
 6: Mt=7.44
 7: Mt=8.21
 8: Mt=8.79
All Mt=7.79
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.65 p < .00
 1: Mt=1.79
 2: Mt=3.93
 3: Mt=3.60
 4: Mt=5.16
 5: Mt=5.93
 6: Mt=7.04
 7: Mt=7.86
 8: Mt=8.71
All Mt=7.46
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.52
 1: Mt=2.86
 2: Mt=4.29
 3: Mt=4.29
 4: Mt=5.29
 5: Mt=5.78
 6: Mt=6.60
 7: Mt=7.23
 8: Mt=7.95
All Mt=6.96


Correlational finding on Happiness and Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Subject code: L04ac02a

StudyMollenkopf (2002): study DE 1995
TitleMobilität und Lebensqualität im Alter. Objektive Voraussetzungen und subjektive Bedeutung in der mobilen Gesellschaft. (Mobility and Quality of Life in Old Age).
SourceGlatzer,W.; et al; Eds.: "Sozialen Wandel und gesellschaftliche Dauerbeobachtung", Leske & Budrich, 2002, Germany, 255 - 271
Public55+ aged, East and West Germany, 1995 and 1999
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1216

Correlate
Author's labelsatisfaction with domains of life
Page in Source 268
Our classificationSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), code L04ac02a
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:
a. health
b. housing
c. financial situation
d. local environment
e. living area
f. leisure possibilities
g. travelling possibilities
h. mobility
Observed distributionA: N=400; B:N=404; C: N=205; D:N=207

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-baR²=.45
Chemnitz (big city East Germany)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-baR²=.57
Hunsrück (rural area West Germany)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-baR²=.40
Lausitz (rural area East Germany)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-baR²=.50
Mannheim (big city West Germany)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Subject code: L04ac02a

StudyKammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /1
TitleSourcebook for Measuring Well-Being with Affectometer 2.
Source'Why not?'Foundation, 1983, Dunedin, New Zealand
Public18+ aged, general public, Dunedin, New Zealand, 198?
Sample
Non-Response52%
Respondents N =112

Correlate
Author's labelIndex of affect
Page in Source 34
Our classificationSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), code L04ac02a
Operationalization
8 item index involving:
- 7-item semantic differential scale of
  life-characterisations
- single direct question on happiness

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BK-cw-mq-v-5-ar=+.74 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Subject code: L04ac02a

StudyKoralewicz & Zagorski (2009): study PL 2007
TitleLiving Conditions and Optimistic Orientation of Poles.
SourceInternational Journal of Sociology, 2009, Vol. 39, 10 - 44
DOIDOI:10.2753/IJS0020-7659390401
PublicAdults, general public, Poland, 2007
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with particular life aspects.
Page in Source 19
Our classificationSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), code L04ac02a
Operationalization
Selfreport on satisfaction with:
a friends and acquaintances
b chances for the future
c wife/husband
d health
e material living conditions
f housing
g locality of residence
h education
i employment
j income
k children

All rated on the same scale:
5 very satisfied
4 rather satisfied
3 somewhat satisfied
2 rather dissatisfied
1 very dissatisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-g-sq-v-5-bR²=+.42
a+b+c+d+f+g+h+i+j+k
O-SLW-g-sq-v-5-bR²=+.42
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+k


Correlational finding on Happiness and Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Subject code: L04ac02a

StudyWu et al. (2014): study TW 2009
TitleOn the Predictive Effect of Multidimensional Importance-Weighted Quality of Life Scores on Overall Subjective Well-Being.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2014, 115, 933 - 943
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11205-013-0242-x
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11205-013-0242-x
PublicStudents, Taiwn, 200?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =146

Correlate
Author's labelPhysical health sumscore
Page in Source 937.939
Our classificationSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), code L04ac02a
Operationalization
Selfreport on 7 questions about physical health: 
A  Pain
B  Medication
C  Energy
D  Mobility
E  Sleep
F  Activities
G  Work

Each rated on 1-5 scale, both for degree and for 
perceived importance

Summartion: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G)/7
Error EstimatesCronbach: raw score: .65, weighted score: .65

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-QOL-c-sq-v-5-br=+.36 p < .01
raw sum score
O-QOL-c-sq-v-5-br=+20 p < .05
weighted sum score
O-QOL-c-sq-v-5-bb=-.02 ns
raw sum score
O-QOL-c-sq-v-5-bb=-.18 ns
weighted sum score

b's controled for 
- psychological health
- emvironmental health
- social relationships


Correlational finding on Happiness and Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Subject code: L04ac02a

StudyWarr (1978): study GB 1976
TitleA Study of Psychological Well-Being.
SourceThe British Journal of Psychology, 1978, Vol. 6, 111 - 121
PublicSteel workers, 6 months after closure of plant, Manchester, UK, 1976
Sample
Non-Response9 % (4 % ill, 5 % refused), 13 % not contacted
Respondents N =1655

Correlate
Author's labelFeelings about present life_A
Page in Source 116
Our classificationSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), code L04ac02a
Operationalization
Question:"How do you feel about your present 
life?"rated on 7 Semantic differential scales: (each 7 
points)
1. Boring-interesting         
2. Miserable-enjoyable        
3. Disappointing-rewarding    
4. Empty-full                 
5. Discouraging-hopefull      
6. Hard-easy                  
7. Does not give me a change-  
   brings out the best in me 
Remarks
          
             
                    

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.57
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.62
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.52
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.56
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.53
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.33
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.49


Correlational finding on Happiness and Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Subject code: L04ac02a

StudyWarr (1978): study GB 1976
TitleA Study of Psychological Well-Being.
SourceThe British Journal of Psychology, 1978, Vol. 6, 111 - 121
PublicSteel workers, 6 months after closure of plant, Manchester, UK, 1976
Sample
Non-Response9 % (4 % ill, 5 % refused), 13 % not contacted
Respondents N =1655

Correlate
Author's labelFeelings about present life_B
Page in Source 116
Our classificationSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), code L04ac02a
Operationalization
Respondents were asked the following question:"Here are 
some words and phra-
ses. We would like you to use in describing how you 
feel about your present life? " rated on a scale from 1 
to 7
1.Frustrating-fullfilling
2.Controlled by others-under my control
3.Unsuccessfull-successfull
Remarks
           
            
               
           
            
                   

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.52
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.36
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.56


Correlational finding on Happiness and Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Subject code: L04ac02a

StudyForti & Huyg (1983): study US Louisiana 1977
TitleA Documented Evaluation of Primary Prevention through Consultation.
SourceCommunity Mental Health Journal, 1983, Vol. 19, 290 - 304
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00755410
PublicCatholic nuns, re-organized cloister, followed 4 years, Louisiana, USA, 1977-1981
Sample
Non-ResponseT1: 18%, T2: 14%, T3: 23%
Respondents N =137

Correlate
Author's labelGeneral Affect
Our classificationSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), code L04ac02a
Operationalization
Single closed question: 'How would you describe your 
life in general?', rated on a 7-point scale, ranging 
from (1) Enjoyable to (7)
(order reversed)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-f-7-ar=+
T1: 1977     r= +.58    (01)
T2: 1979     r= +.51    (01)
T3: 1981     r= +.63    (01)
Both variables assessed at T1, T2, and T3. 
Correlation concerns same time measures.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Subject code: L04ac02a

StudyGoudy & Goudeau (1981): study US 1975
TitleSocial Ties and Life Satisfaction of Older Persons: Another Evaluation.
SourceJournal of Gerontological Social Work, 1981, Vol. 4, 35 - 50
Public50+ aged, general public, North-Central Iowa, USA, 1975
Sample
Non-Response11.3%
Respondents N =2321

Correlate
Author's labelQuality of life
Page in Source 41/43
Our classificationSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), code L04ac02a
Operationalization
Scale (8-40) of eight items; how interesting your 
day-to-day life is, the amount of fun and enjoyment you 
have, the extent to which you can adjust to changes in 
your life, the extent to which you are developing 
yourself and broadening your life, the extent to which 
your physical needs be met, how fairly you get treated, 
how secure you are financially, yourself

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-dr=+.73 p < .001


Correlational finding on Happiness and Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Subject code: L04ac02a

StudyCampbell et al. (1976): study US 1971
TitleThe Quality of American Life. Perceptions, Evaluations, and Satisfactions.
SourceRussel Sage Foundation, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1971
Sample
Non-Response20%
Respondents N =2164

Correlate
Author's labelWays of characterizing life in general
Page in Source 42/43/45
Our classificationSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), code L04ac02a
Operationalization
Index of General Affect: 10 opposite adjectives placed 
at the extremes of a 7-point scale with respondents 
being asked to check a point on the scale that best 
represents their description of their present life.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-aR²=+.22
Enjoyable vs miserable
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-aR²=+.21
Full vs empty
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-aR²=+.19
Rewarding vs disappointing
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-aR²=+.19
Brings out the best of me vs doesnot give me much 
chance
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-aR²=+.18
Interesting vs boring
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-aR²=+.15
Hopeful vs discouraging
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-aR²=+.15
Friendly vs lonely
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-aR²=+.12
Worthwhile vs useless
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-aR²=+.08
Free vs tied-down
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-aR²=+.07
Easy vs hard
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.57


Correlational finding on Happiness and Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales)
Subject code: L04ac02a

StudyCampbell et al. (1976): study US 1971
TitleThe Quality of American Life. Perceptions, Evaluations, and Satisfactions.
SourceRussel Sage Foundation, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1971
Sample
Non-Response20%
Respondents N =2164

Correlate
Author's labelLife characterisation (
Our classificationSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), code L04ac02a
Operationalization
8 Item "Index of General Affect". Mean
score on 8 semantic differential scales
for description of present life:       
1.Enjoyable vs miserable
2.Full vs empty
3.Rewarding vs disappointing
4.Brings out the best of me vs does not
  give me much change
5.Interesting vs boring
6.Hopeful vs discouraging
7.Friendly vs lonely
8.Worthwhile vs useless

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.52


Correlational finding on Happiness and Good and bad parts of life
Subject code: L04ac02b

StudyAbbey & Andrews (1985): study US Detroit 1984
TitleModeling the Psychological Determinants of Life-Quality.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1985, Vol. 16, 1 - 34
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00317657
PublicTranquilizer users, Detroit, USA, 1984
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response40%
Respondents N =675

Correlate
Author's labelPositive affect lifequality
Page in Source 16
Our classificationGood and bad parts of life, code L04ac02b
Operationalization
5-item index of 4 domain items (self, personal life, 
work life, health) and one general quality of 
life-as-a-whole item. Respondents were asked how much 
they 'really enjoyed' these 5 area's.  5-point scale 
ranging from 'not at all' to 'a great deal'.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-ACO-cw-mq-*-20-ar=+.83


Correlational finding on Happiness and Good and bad parts of life
Subject code: L04ac02b

StudyAbbey & Andrews (1985): study US Detroit 1984
TitleModeling the Psychological Determinants of Life-Quality.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1985, Vol. 16, 1 - 34
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00317657
PublicTranquilizer users, Detroit, USA, 1984
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response40%
Respondents N =675

Correlate
Author's labelNegative affect of life quality
Page in Source 16
Our classificationGood and bad parts of life, code L04ac02b
Operationalization
5-item index of 4 domain items self personal life, 
worklife and health and one general quality of 
life-as-a-whole item. Respondents were asked how much 
they felt 'emotionally upset' about these 5 areas. 
5-point scale ranging from 'not at all' to 'a great 
deal'.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-ACO-cw-mq-*-20-ar=-.77


Correlational finding on Happiness and Good and bad parts of life
Subject code: L04ac02b

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelWeighted feelings about aspects of life
Page in Source 92
Our classificationGood and bad parts of life, code L04ac02b
Operationalization
Regression weighted sum of possible answers to closed 
question: "Here is a circle and we can imagine that it 
represents your life. The pie slices are parts of your 
life. There are eight slices, so let's imagine that you 
can divide your life up into eight parts. Now put a 
plus sign (+) in those slices that are good parts of 
your life (answer A). Put a zero (0) in those slices 
that are neutral parts of your life (answer B). And, 
put a minus sign (-) in those slices that are bad parts 
of your life (answer C). Put some mark in every slice."
Measure: 50.321 + (1.492*A) - (2.591*C)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.30
Index of positive affects: r=+.20
Index of negative affects: r=-.20
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.40
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.40
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.50
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.30
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.40
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.40
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.40
O-DT asked second: r=+.40
O-DT asked third : r=+.40


Correlational finding on Happiness and Good and bad parts of life
Subject code: L04ac02b

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelInterestingness of life
Page in Source 92
Our classificationGood and bad parts of life, code L04ac02b
Operationalization
Closed question on specific feelings about life: "I 
think my life is boring ...interesting".
Rated on a 7-point scale ranging from positive (7) to 
negative (1)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.50
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.50
O-DT asked second: r=+.50
O-DT asked third : r=+.50
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.40
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.30
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.50
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.60
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.50
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.40
Index of positive affects: r=+.40
Index of negative affects: r=-.30
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=+.63


Correlational finding on Happiness and Good and bad parts of life
Subject code: L04ac02b

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelFeelings about the good parts of life: Good parts
Page in Source 92
Our classificationGood and bad parts of life, code L04ac02b
Operationalization
Closed question: "Now, try and forget all the things in 
your life that annoy or worry you; how do you feel 
about the good and pleasant parts of your life? How do 
these nice aspects, by themselves, make you feel?"
1 terrible
2 unhappy
3 mostly dissatisfied
4 mixed
5 mostly satisfied
6 pleased
7 delighted.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.20
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.20
O-DT asked second: r=+.20
O-DT asked third : r=+.20
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.20
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.10
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.20
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.00
Index of positive affects: r=+.20
Index of negative affects: r=+.10
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.20
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.20


Correlational finding on Happiness and Good and bad parts of life
Subject code: L04ac02b

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelAmount of good parts of life: Number of pluses
Page in Source 92
Our classificationGood and bad parts of life, code L04ac02b
Operationalization
Closed question: "Here is a circle and we can imagine 
that it represents your life. The pie slices are parts 
of your life. There are eight slices, so let's imagine 
that you can divide your life up into eight parts. Now, 
put a plus sign (+) in tose slices that are good parts 
of your life. Put a zero (0) in those slices that are 
neutral parts of your life, neither good or bad. And, 
put a minus sign (-) in those slices that are bad parts 
of your life. Put some mark in every slice."
Measure: number of +'s

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.37
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.40
O-DT asked second: r=+.40
O-DT asked third : r=+.30
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.50
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.40
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.20
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.30
Index of positive affects: r=+.20
Index of negative affects: r=-.20
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.40
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.40


Correlational finding on Happiness and Good and bad parts of life
Subject code: L04ac02b

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelFeelings about the poor aspects of life: Bad parts
Page in Source 92
Our classificationGood and bad parts of life, code L04ac02b
Operationalization
Closed question: "Now try and forget all the good and 
pleasant parts of your life; how do you feel about the 
things that annoy or worry you? How do these poor 
aspects, by themselves, make you feel?"
1 terrible
2 unhappy
3 mostly dissatisfied
4 mixed
5 mostly satisfied
6 pleased
7 delighted.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.23
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
Correlations with bad parts (asked once):
O-DT asked first : r=+.20
O-DT asked second: r=+.30
O-DT asked third : r=+.20
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=+.20
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=-.20
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=+.20
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.30
Index of positive affects: r=+.10
Index of negative affects: r=-.30
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=+.30
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.20


Correlational finding on Happiness and Good and bad parts of life
Subject code: L04ac02b

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelAmount of bad parts of life: Number of minuses
Page in Source 92
Our classificationGood and bad parts of life, code L04ac02b
Operationalization
Closed question: "Here is a circle and we can imagine 
that it represents your life. The pie slices are parts 
of your life. There are eight slices, so let's imagine 
that you can divide your life up into eight parts. Now, 
put a plus sign (+) in those slices that are good parts 
of your life. Put a zero (0) in those slices that are 
neutral parts of your life, neither good or bad. And 
put a minus sign (-) in those slices that are bad parts 
of your life. Put some mark in every slice.

Measure: number of -'s

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=-.33
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
Correlation with bad parts: 
O-DT asked first : r=-.40
O-DT asked second: r=-.30
O-DT asked third : r=-.30
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=-.40
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=+.30
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=-.30
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=-.30
Index of positive affects: r=-.20
Index of negative affects: r=+.30
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=-.40
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=-.40


Correlational finding on Happiness and Good and bad parts of life
Subject code: L04ac02b

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =222

Correlate
Author's labelAmount of neutral parts of life: Number of neutrals
Page in Source 92
Our classificationGood and bad parts of life, code L04ac02b
Operationalization
Closed question: "Here is a circle and we can imagine 
that it represents your life. The pie slices are parts 
of your life. There are eight slices, so let's imagine 
that you can divide your life up into eight parts. Now 
put a plus sign (+) in those slices that are good parts 
of your life. Put a zero (0) in those slices that are 
neutral parts of your life, neither good or bad. And 
put a minus sign (-) in those slices that are bad parts 
of your life. Put some mark in every slice."
Measure: number of 0's



Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-amr=-.20
O-DT asked thrice during the interview:
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end
Correlation with Good/bad parts question (asked 
once)
O-DT asked first : r=-.20
O-DT asked second: r=-.20
O-DT asked third : r=-.20
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-ar=-.30
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=+.20
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-ar=-.10
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=-.10
Index of positive affects: r=-.10
Index of negative affects: r=+.00
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-br=-.10
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-ar=-.20


Correlational finding on Happiness and Good and bad parts of life
Subject code: L04ac02b

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /3
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response24%
Respondents N =1118

Correlate
Author's labelFeelings about the good parts of life
Page in Source 85
Our classificationGood and bad parts of life, code L04ac02b
Operationalization
Closed question: "Now, try and forget all the things in 
your life that annoy or worry you; how do you feel 
about the good and pleasant parts of your life? How do 
these nice aspects, by themselves, make you feel?"
terrible/ unhappy/ mostly dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly 
satisfied/ pleased/ delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.37
M-FH-u-sq-t-101-ar=+.25
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.34


Correlational finding on Happiness and Good and bad parts of life
Subject code: L04ac02b

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /3
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response24%
Respondents N =1118

Correlate
Author's labelFeelings about the poor aspects of life
Page in Source 85
Our classificationGood and bad parts of life, code L04ac02b
Operationalization
Closed question: "Now, try and forget all the good and 
pleasant parts of your life; How do you feel about the 
things that annoy or worry you? How do these poor 
aspects, by themselves, make you feel?"
terrible/ unhappy/ mostly dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly 
satisfied/ pleased/ delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.25
M-FH-u-sq-t-101-ar=+.23
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-ar=+.27


Correlational finding on Happiness and Most important aspects of life
Subject code: L04ac02c

StudyFleche et al. (2011): study AU 1994
TitleExploring Determinants of Subjective Wellbeing in OECD Countries.
SourceOECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 921, 2011
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5kg0k6zlcm5k-en
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia,1994-2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2925

Correlate
Author's labelImportant in life: friends
Page in Source 14,18,19,36
Our classificationMost important aspects of life, code L04ac02c
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
"For each of the following, indicate how important it 
is in your life: friends."
4: Very important
3: Rather important
2: Not very important
1: Not at all important
Error Estimatess.e.=.052
Remarks
Values recoded by team WDH.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aBeta=+.17 p < .05
Beta controlled for:
- life situation 
    - income   
    - employment status
    - health
    - education
    - sexe
    - age
    - age squared
    - divorced
    - number of children
- attitudes
    - attitudes to income-inequality     
    - perceived freedom and control
    - trust in people
    - perceived corruption in nation
    - attitude to environmental protection


Correlational finding on Happiness and Most important aspects of life
Subject code: L04ac02c

StudyFleche et al. (2011): study CA 1994
TitleExploring Determinants of Subjective Wellbeing in OECD Countries.
SourceOECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 921, 2011
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5kg0k6zlcm5k-en
Public18+ aged, general public, Canada,1994-2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =3358

Correlate
Author's labelImportant in life: friends
Page in Source 14,18,19,36
Our classificationMost important aspects of life, code L04ac02c
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
"For each of the following, indicate how important it 
is in your life: friends."
4: Very important
3: Rather important
2: Not very important
1: Not at all important
Error Estimatess.e.=.052

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aBeta=+.15 p < .05
Beta controlled for:
- life situation 
    - income   
    - employment status
    - health
    - education
    - sexe
    - age
    - age squared
    - divorced
    - number of children
- attitudes
    - attitudes to income-inequality     
    - perceived freedom and control
    - trust in people
    - perceived corruption in nation
    - attitude to environmental protection


Correlational finding on Happiness and Most important aspects of life
Subject code: L04ac02c

StudyFleche et al. (2011): study CZ 1981
TitleExploring Determinants of Subjective Wellbeing in OECD Countries.
SourceOECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 921, 2011
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5kg0k6zlcm5k-en
Public18+ aged, general public, Czech Republic, 1981-2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1603

Correlate
Author's labelImportant in life: friends
Page in Source 14,18,19,36
Our classificationMost important aspects of life, code L04ac02c
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
"For each of the following, indicate how important it 
is in your life: friends."
4: Very important
3: Rather important
2: Not very important
1: Not at all important
Error Estimatess.e.=.073

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aBeta=+.05 ns
Beta controlled for:
- life situation 
    - income   
    - employment status
    - health
    - education
    - sexe
    - age
    - age squared
    - divorced
    - number of children
- attitudes
    - attitudes to income-inequality     
    - perceived freedom and control
    - trust in people
    - perceived corruption in nation
    - attitude to environmental protection


Correlational finding on Happiness and Most important aspects of life
Subject code: L04ac02c

StudyFleche et al. (2011): study EE 1981
TitleExploring Determinants of Subjective Wellbeing in OECD Countries.
SourceOECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 921, 2011
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5kg0k6zlcm5k-en
Public18+ aged, general public, Estonia, 1981-2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =816

Correlate
Author's labelImportant in life: friends
Page in Source 14,18,19,36
Our classificationMost important aspects of life, code L04ac02c
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
"For each of the following, indicate how important it 
is in your life: friends."
4: Very important
3: Rather important
2: Not very important
1: Not at all important
Error Estimatess.e.=.102

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aBeta=+.08 ns
Beta controlled for:
- life situation 
    - income   
    - employment status
    - health
    - education
    - sexe
    - age
    - age squared
    - divorced
    - number of children
- attitudes
    - attitudes to income-inequality     
    - perceived freedom and control
    - trust in people
    - perceived corruption in nation
    - attitude to environmental protection


Correlational finding on Happiness and Most important aspects of life
Subject code: L04ac02c

StudyFleche et al. (2011): study ZZ OECD member states 1994
TitleExploring Determinants of Subjective Wellbeing in OECD Countries.
SourceOECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 921, 2011
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5kg0k6zlcm5k-en
Public18+ aged, general public, 32 OECD member states,1994-2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =92338

Correlate
Author's labelImportant in life: friends
Page in Source 15,20,36,37
Our classificationMost important aspects of life, code L04ac02c
Operationalization
Not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aOPRC=+.11 p < .05
INDIVIDUAL happiness and INDIVIDUAL importance of 
friends
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aBeta=+.20 p < .05
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aBeta=+23 p < .05
AVERAGE happiness and AVERAGE importance of 
friends

Beta's controlled for:
  - individual characteristics
     - income
     - poverty
     - self rated health
     - employment status
     - national unemployment rate
     - education
     - air pollution
     - freedom of choice
     - trust in people
  - national corruption
     - sexe
     - age
     - divorced
     - number of children


Correlational finding on Happiness and Most important aspects of life
Subject code: L04ac02c

StudyShichman & Cooper (1984): study US 1979
TitleLife Satisfaction and Sex-Role Concept.
SourceSex Roles, 1984, Vol. 11, 227 - 240
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00287516
PublicAdults, students and churchmembers, USA, 197?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response5,9 %
Respondents N =217

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with the most important aspects of life
Page in Source 234-236
Our classificationMost important aspects of life, code L04ac02c
Operationalization
Ss were required to rank aspects of life in order of 
importance and rated satisfaction with each
Remarks
Aspects chosen as the most important in life were 
marriage (40%), achieving goals (38%), parenting (28%), 
health 
(24%), financial situation (18%), occupation (16%), and 
relations with friends

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-ar=+.41 p < .00
most important:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-ar=+.42 p < .00
second most important:


Correlational finding on Happiness and Balance of positive and negative memories
Subject code: L04ac02d

StudyMagnus & Diener (1991): study US 1986
TitleA Longitudinal Analysis of Personality, Life Events, and Subjective Well-Being.
SourcePaper presented at 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, 1991, Chicago, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/magnus_k_1991.pdf
PublicUniversity students, USA, followed 4 years 1986-1990
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =130

Correlate
Author's labelMemory
Page in Source 26
Our classificationBalance of positive and negative memories, code L04ac02d
Operationalization
Ss were asked to recall as many as positive and 
negative events in their life as possible. The 
difference between the number of positive and negative 
events was  used.
Remarks
Assesed at T1(1986)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-ar=+.40 p < .05
T1 memory by T2 happiness
M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-ar=+.16 ns
T1 memory by T2 happiness


Correlational finding on Happiness and Consistent
Subject code: L04ac02e

StudySheldon & Hoon (2006): study ZZ East-West pairs 2001
TitleThe Multiple Determination of Well-Being: Independent Effects of Positive Traits, Needs, Goals, Selves, Social Support, and Cultural Contexts.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2007, Vol. 8, 565 - 592
DOIDOI:10.1007/210902-006-9031-4
PublicUniversity students, USA and Singapore, 200?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response6%
Respondents N =533

Correlate
Author's labelInter-level consistency
Page in Source 578, 581, 582
Our classificationConsistent, code L04ac02e
Operationalization
Participants rated whether each area of their life is 
consistent or inconsistent with each of the other areas 
on a 1 (very different or inconsistent) to 5 (very 
similar or consistent)
- traits
- goals
- selves
- immediate social environment
The areas were juxtaposed two at a time, resulting in 
six differences
Observed distributionAll M = 3.80, SD = .62; USA M = 3.90; Singapore M = 3.67
Error Estimates? = .82

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-AO---mq-*-124-aBeta=+.09 p < .01
All

Beta controlled for
- Cultural membership
- Gender
- Competence need (self rated satisfaction)
- Neuroticism
- Goal-progress (Selfreport on sucess at most 
important personal goals)
- Self-esteem
- Social support (Selfreport on satisfaction with 
overall social support)
M-AO---mq-*-124-aBeta=+.07 p < .10
USA
M-AO---mq-*-124-aBeta=+.13 p < .01
Singapore

Beta controlled for
- Gender
- Competence need 
- Neuroticism
- Goal-progress 
- Self-esteem
- Social support


Correlational finding on Happiness and Appraisals of specific domains of life
Subject code: L04ad

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelfamily, work and leisure time
Page in Source 406
Our classificationAppraisals of specific domains of life, code L04ad
Operationalization
Family, work and leisure time
(made up by the following questions:

1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: all:1398, 1:1, 2:13, 3:103, 4:712, 5:569
Remarks
a)"How do you feel when you are at home?"
b)"How do you feel when you are at work?"
c)"How do you feel in your leisure time?")

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.60 p < .00
 1: Mt=-
 2: Mt=2.50
 3: Mt=5.26
 4: Mt=7.45
 5: Mt=8.90
All Mt=7.83
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.60 p < .00
 1: Mt=-
 2: Mt=2.11
 3: Mt=4.76
 4: Mt=7.06
 5: Mt=8.64
All Mt=7.49
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.56 p < .00
 1: Mt=-
 2: Mt=2.89
 3: Mt=4.79
 4: Mt=6.54
 5: Mt=8.08
All Mt=7.00


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyRojas (2008): study MX 2001
TitleExperienced Poverty and Income Poverty in Mexico: A Subjective Well-Being Approach.
SourceWorld Development, 2008, Vol. 36, 1078 - 1093
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X08000442
DOIDOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.10.005
PublicGeneral public, five states, Mexico, 2001
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response4
Respondents N =1536

Correlate
Author's labelFamily satisfaction
Page in Source table 5 & 6
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with 
  a.spouse or stable partner relationship
  b.children relationship
  c. rest-of-family relationship
Full questions not reported

Each question is rated:
1  extremely unsatisfied
2  very unsatisfied
3  unsatisfied
4  neither satisfied nor unsatisfied
5  satisfied
6  very satisfied
7 extremely satisfied
(same response scale as life satisfaction)
Observed distributionM = 68.6 on range 0-100
Remarks
cluster derived using factor analysis. Rescaled to 
range 0-100

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-cOPRC=0,03 p < .00
OPRC = 0,0255


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyRojas (2008): study MX 2001
TitleExperienced Poverty and Income Poverty in Mexico: A Subjective Well-Being Approach.
SourceWorld Development, 2008, Vol. 36, 1078 - 1093
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X08000442
DOIDOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.10.005
PublicGeneral public, five states, Mexico, 2001
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response4
Respondents N =1536

Correlate
Author's labelSelf satisfaction
Page in Source table 5 & 6
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with 
  a.recreational and leisure activities
  b.availability of time to pursue hobbies and 
interests
  c. personal development and education
Full questions not reported

Each question is rated:
1  extremely unsatisfied
2  very unsatisfied
3  unsatisfied
4  neither satisfied nor unsatisfied
5  satisfied
6  very satisfied
7 extremely satisfied
(same response scale as life satisfaction)
Observed distributionM = 56,8 on range 0-100
Remarks
cluster derived using factor analysis. Rescaled to 
range 0-100

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-cOPRC=0,01 p < .00
OPRC = 0,0117


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyRojas (2008): study MX 2001
TitleExperienced Poverty and Income Poverty in Mexico: A Subjective Well-Being Approach.
SourceWorld Development, 2008, Vol. 36, 1078 - 1093
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X08000442
DOIDOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.10.005
PublicGeneral public, five states, Mexico, 2001
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response4
Respondents N =1536

Correlate
Author's labelCommunity satisfaction
Page in Source table 5 & 6
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with 
  a.community services
  b.trust in local authorities
  c. neighbors
Full questions not reported

Each question is rated:
1  extremely unsatisfied
2  very unsatisfied
3  unsatisfied
4  neither satisfied nor unsatisfied
5  satisfied
6  very satisfied
7 extremely satisfied
(same response scale as life satisfaction)
Observed distributionM = 48,8 on range 0-100
Remarks
cluster derived using factor analysis. Rescaled to 
range 0-100

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-cOPRC=-0,0 ns
OPRC = -0,0011


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyRojas (2008): study MX 2001
TitleExperienced Poverty and Income Poverty in Mexico: A Subjective Well-Being Approach.
SourceWorld Development, 2008, Vol. 36, 1078 - 1093
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X08000442
DOIDOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.10.005
PublicGeneral public, five states, Mexico, 2001
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response4
Respondents N =1536

Correlate
Author's labelHealth satisfaction
Page in Source table 5 & 6
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with 
  a.physical health
  b.availability and quality of medical services
Full questions not reported

Each question is rated:
1  extremely unsatisfied
2  very unsatisfied
3  unsatisfied
4  neither satisfied nor unsatisfied
5  satisfied
6  very satisfied
7 extremely satisfied
(same response scale as life satisfaction)
Observed distributionM = 58,3 on range 0-100
Remarks
cluster derived using factor analysis. Rescaled to 
range 0-100

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-cOPRC=0,01 p < .00
OPRC = 0,0148


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyRojas (2008): study MX 2001
TitleExperienced Poverty and Income Poverty in Mexico: A Subjective Well-Being Approach.
SourceWorld Development, 2008, Vol. 36, 1078 - 1093
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X08000442
DOIDOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.10.005
PublicGeneral public, five states, Mexico, 2001
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response4
Respondents N =1536

Correlate
Author's labelEconomic satisfaction
Page in Source table 5 & 6
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with four questions:
How satisfied are you with your income?; 
How satisfied with what you can purchase?; How 
satisfied are you with your housing condition?; 
How satisfied are you with your household's financial 
situation?

Each question is rated:
1  extremely unsatisfied
2  very unsatisfied
3  unsatisfied
4  neither satisfied nor unsatisfied
5  satisfied
6  very satisfied
7 extremely satisfied
(same response scale as life satisfaction)
Observed distributionM = 56,5 on range 0-100
Remarks
cluster derived using factor analysis. Rescaled to 
range 0-100

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-cOPRC=0,01 p < .01
OPRC = 0,0104


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyRojas (2008): study MX 2001
TitleExperienced Poverty and Income Poverty in Mexico: A Subjective Well-Being Approach.
SourceWorld Development, 2008, Vol. 36, 1078 - 1093
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X08000442
DOIDOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.10.005
PublicGeneral public, five states, Mexico, 2001
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response4
Respondents N =1536

Correlate
Author's labelJob satisfaction
Page in Source table 5 & 6
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with 
  a.job's activity, responsibilities, working shifts
  b.hierarchical working relationships
Full questions not reported

Each question is rated:
1  extremely unsatisfied
2  very unsatisfied
3  unsatisfied
4  neither satisfied nor unsatisfied
5  satisfied
6  very satisfied
7 extremely satisfied
(same response scale as life satisfaction)
Observed distributionM = 62,1 on range 0-100
Remarks
cluster derived using factor analysis. Rescaled to 
range 0-100

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-cOPRC=0,01 p < .00
OPRC = 0,0113


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyRojas (2008): study MX 2001
TitleExperienced Poverty and Income Poverty in Mexico: A Subjective Well-Being Approach.
SourceWorld Development, 2008, Vol. 36, 1078 - 1093
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X08000442
DOIDOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.10.005
PublicGeneral public, five states, Mexico, 2001
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response4
Respondents N =1536

Correlate
Author's labelFriendship satisfaction
Page in Source table 5 & 6
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with 
  a.friends
  b.availability of time to spend with them
Full questions not reported

Each question is rated:
1  extremely unsatisfied
2  very unsatisfied
3  unsatisfied
4  neither satisfied nor unsatisfied
5  satisfied
6  very satisfied
7 extremely satisfied
(same response scale as life satisfaction)
Observed distributionM = 57,6 on range 0-100
Remarks
cluster derived using factor analysis. Rescaled to 
range 0-100

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-cOPRC=-0,0 ns
OPRC = -0,0045


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyGagliardi et al. (2010): study ZZ Western Europe 2000
TitleAssociations of Personal and Mobility Resources with Subjective Well-being Among Older Adults in Italy and Germany.
SourceArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2010, Vol. 50, 42 -47
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167494309000326
Public55+ aged, Germany and Italy, 2000
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2118

Correlate
Author's labelHealth satisfaction
Page in Source 44
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Health satisfaction (range 0-10)
Observed distributionGermany: M=6,3 SD=2,6 (N=1518) Italy: M=6,8 SD=2,4 (N=600)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-bar=+.47 p < .001
Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-bar=+.39 p < .001
Italy


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyLangeveld (1998): study NL 1992 /1
TitleQuality of Life in Adolescents with Migraine and Other Headaches.
SourceThesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1998, Netherlands. ISNB 90 90 12 007 6
Public12-18 aged, chronic headache patients, The Netherlands, 199?
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response50%
Respondents N =64

Correlate
Author's labelPhysical functioning
Page in Source 39,88
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Self report on questionaire. Questions not reported.
Remarks
Items derived and adapted from Wisniewski's Children's 
Psychosomatic Checklist

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-cw-sq-ol-11-ar=+.43 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyLangeveld (1998): study NL 1992 /1
TitleQuality of Life in Adolescents with Migraine and Other Headaches.
SourceThesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1998, Netherlands. ISNB 90 90 12 007 6
Public12-18 aged, chronic headache patients, The Netherlands, 199?
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response50%
Respondents N =64

Correlate
Author's labelFunctional Status
Page in Source 39,88
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Self report on questionaire. Questions not reported
Remarks
Items were generated on the perceived interference of 
the headache with daily activities based on earlier 
research (Passchier et al), clinical work and 
interviews with 5 young migraine patients

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-cw-sq-ol-11-ar=+.21 ns


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyLangeveld (1998): study NL 1992 /1
TitleQuality of Life in Adolescents with Migraine and Other Headaches.
SourceThesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1998, Netherlands. ISNB 90 90 12 007 6
Public12-18 aged, chronic headache patients, The Netherlands, 199?
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response50%
Respondents N =64

Correlate
Author's labelPsychological Functioning
Page in Source 39, 88
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Self report on questionaire. Questions not reported
Remarks
Items based in the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-Youth 
(STAI-Y, Dutch translation), the Dutch translation of 
the Profile of Mood States (POMS), the "Depressie 
Vragenlijst voor Kinderen (DVK: Dutch Depression 
Questionnaire for Children and 10 positively stated 
items which had an antonym content similar to a number 
of (negatively stated) DKV items

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-cw-sq-ol-11-ar=+.74 p < .001


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyLangeveld (1998): study NL 1992 /1
TitleQuality of Life in Adolescents with Migraine and Other Headaches.
SourceThesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1998, Netherlands. ISNB 90 90 12 007 6
Public12-18 aged, chronic headache patients, The Netherlands, 199?
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response50%
Respondents N =64

Correlate
Author's labelSocial Functioning
Page in Source 88
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Self report on questionaire. Questions not reported
Remarks
Items derived and adapted from the Groningen 
Questionnaire for Social Behavior

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-cw-sq-ol-11-ar=+.26 ns


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single domain evaluations
Subject code: L04ad01

StudyAbbey et al. (1992): study US 1987
TitleInfertility and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Roles of Self-Esteem, Internal Control, and Interpersonal Conflict.
SourceJournal of Marriage and Family, 1992, Vol. 54, 408 - 417
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/353072?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
DOIDoi: 10.2307/353072
PublicInfertile couples, United States, 1987
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response0
Respondents N =370

Correlate
Author's labelIntimacy life quality
Page in Source 412
Our classificationSingle domain evaluations, code L04ad01
Operationalization
Selfreport on 3 questions about satisfaction with the 
sexual and romantic aspects of their lives. Texts not 
reported.
Rated:
1:  very dissatisfied
5:  very satisfied
Error EstimatesCronbach alpha= .83

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-br=+.48 p < ..01
Wives happiness by wives intimacy life quality
O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-br=+.36 p < .<.01
Wives happiness by husbands intimacy life quality
O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-br=+.32 p < .<.01
Husbands happiness by wives intimacy life quality
O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-br=+.57 p < .<.01
Husbands happiness by husbands intimacy life 
quality
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Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCummins (2005): study AR 2004
TitlePersonal Well-Being Index (PWI) Manual 29-4-05. Version 3.
SourceDeakin University, Australian Center on Quality of Life, 2005, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/iwbg/wellbeing-index/pwi-a-english.pdf
PublicAdults, general public, Argentina, 2004
SampleSampling not reported
Non-Response0
Respondents N =268

Correlate
Author's labelSummed effects
Page in Source 12
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self reports on single questions:
How satisfied are you with…
a  your standard of living?
b  your health?
c  what are you achieving in life?
d  your personal relationships?
e  how safe you feel?
f  feeling part of community?
g  your future security?

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=+.37
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caRa²=+.35


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCummins (2005): study AR 2003
TitlePersonal Well-Being Index (PWI) Manual 29-4-05. Version 3.
SourceDeakin University, Australian Center on Quality of Life, 2005, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/iwbg/wellbeing-index/pwi-a-english.pdf
PublicAdults, general public, Argentina, 2003
SampleSampling not reported
Non-Response0
Respondents N =189

Correlate
Author's labelSummed effects
Page in Source 12
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self reports on single questions:
How satisfied are you with…
a  your standard of living?
b  your health?
c  what are you achieving in life?
d  your personal relationships?
e  how safe you feel?
f  feeling part of community?
g  your future security?

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=+.59
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caRa²=+.57


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCummins (2005): study AR 2002
TitlePersonal Well-Being Index (PWI) Manual 29-4-05. Version 3.
SourceDeakin University, Australian Center on Quality of Life, 2005, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/iwbg/wellbeing-index/pwi-a-english.pdf
PublicAdults, general public, Argentina, 2002
SampleSampling not reported
Non-Response0
Respondents N =492

Correlate
Author's labelSummed effects
Page in Source 11
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreports on single questions:
How satisfied are you with…
a  your standard of living?
b  your health?
c  what are you achieving in life?
d  your personal relationships?
e  how safe you feel?
f  feeling part of community?
g  your future security?

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=+.40
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caRa²=+.39


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2004 /1
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index. Survey 11, Report 11.0. Part A: The Report. The Wellbeing of Australians. Personal Financial Debt.
SourceAustralian Center on Quality of Life, 2004, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response72
Respondents N =2000

Correlate
Author's labelPersonal Wellbeing Index (PWI)
Page in Source B46+A15+71+72
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport on 7 questions
How satisfied are you with your---?
- Standard of living
- Health
- Achievement
- Future Security
- Relationships 
- Safety
- Community

Rated on numerical scale ranking from 
0 completely dissatisfied to 0 completely satisfied
Remarks
Combined surveys 8 10&11

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-br=+.98
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-bDMt=+
happiness                   PWI
                       males     females
0                       7,91      6,75
1                       5,57      4,89
2                       5,11      5,97
3                       5,97      5,57
4                       5,82      5,75
5                       6,26      6,42
6                       6,65      6,63
7                       7,14      7,13
8                       7,61      7,68
9                       8,11      8,13
10                      8,50      8,50
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Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCummins et al. (2004a): study AU 2004
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 10, Report 10.0. The Wellbeing of Australians. Health and Body Weight.
SourceAustralian Center on Quality of Life, 2004, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response89%
Respondents N =2000

Correlate
Author's labelPersonal Wellbeing Index
Page in Source 18
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self report of satisfaction in 7 domains
a: standard of living
b: health
c: achievement
d: personal relationships
e: safety
f: community
g: future security
Rated on a 0-10 numerical scale

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caDMt=+
Average PWI  at levels of happiness (1 = low, 10 = 
high)
3  50,3
4  54,8
5  66,1
6  63,7
7  71,3
8  76,2
9  81,8
10 85,3
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-br=+.58
all
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-br=+.59
age group 18-25
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-br=+.43
age group 26-35


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCummins et al. (2004b): study AU 2004
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 12, Report 12.0. Part A: The Report. The Wellbeing of Australians. Job Security.
SourceAustralian Center on Quality of Life, October 2004, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response88%
Respondents N =1997

Correlate
Author's labelPersonal Well-Being ( PWB)
Page in Source B8
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport on 7 questions
How satisfied are you with your---?
- Standard of living
- Health
- Achievement
- Future Security
- Relationships 
- Safety
- Community

Rated on numerical scale ranking from 
0 completely dissatisfied to 100 completely satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-bDMt=+
level of happiness      Mean PWB
        0                   0
        1                   1
        2                   1,4          
        3                   4,0                
        4                   5,28
        5                   6,09
        6                   7,16
        7                   7,89
        8                   8,69
        9                   9,42
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-br=
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M-FH-g-sq-n-11-br=+.58
age 18-25
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-br=+.47
age 26-36
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-br=+.58
age 36-45
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-br=.+62
age 46-55
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-br=+.56
age 56-65
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-br=+.56
age 66-75
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-br=+.54
age 76+


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCummins et al. (2003a): study AU 2003
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 5, Report 5.0. The Wellbeing of Autralians: 1. Personal Finances 2. The Impact of the Bali Bombing.
SourceAustralian Center on Quality of Life, 2003, Melbourne, Australia.
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2003
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response88%
Respondents N =1979

Correlate
Author's labelPersonal Wellbeing
Page in Source 4+121+124
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Personal Wellbeing Index(PWI):7 item index.
Turning now to various areas of your life, how 
satisfied are you with…
- your standard of living
- your health
- what you achieve in life
- your personal relationships
- how safe you feel
- feeling part of your community
- your future security
Each rated on a 0-10 nunerical scale
Observed distributionM = 75.2 ; SD = 11.84

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.67


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCummins et al. (2002b): study AU 2002
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 4, Report 4.0. The Wellbeing of Australians. 1. Work and Leisure 2. The Impact of 11 September, One Year Later.
SourceAustralian Centre on Quality of Life, 2002, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response88%
Respondents N =2003

Correlate
Author's labelPWI domains
Page in Source 91
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI)
How satisfied are you with..
- your standard of living
- your health
- what you achieve in life
- your personal relationships
- how safe you feel
- feeling part of your community
- your future security
Remarks
Data Survey 1

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=.50
PWI domain  only
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=.54
PWI domain  + happiness


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyLau et al. (2004): study AU 2002
TitleAn Investigation into the Cross-Cultural Equivalence of the Personal Well-Being Index.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 72, 403 - 430
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-004-0561-z
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =180

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with life domains
Page in Source 411, 413, 418
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport on seven questions:
How satisfied are you with your
a. standard of living
b. health
c. achievement
d. relationship
e. safety
f. community
g. security

Rated on a 10-point numerical scale
Remarks
Personal Wellbeing Scale (PWI)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.67 p < .001
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=.43 ns
a+b+c+d+e+f+g


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCummins et al. (2002a): study AU 2002
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 3, Report 3.2. The Impact of Personal Relationships and Household Structure on the Wellbeing of Australians.
SourceAustralian Center on Quality of Life, 2002, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response70%
Respondents N =2110

Correlate
Author's labelPersonal Wellbeing Index
Page in Source 107
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport on five questions:
'How satisfied are you with your..
- standard of living
- health
- achievement
- safety
- community
- security
Responses rated 0 to 10

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=.516


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyHeadey (1981): study AU 1978
TitleThe Quality of Life in Australia.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1981, Vol. 9, 155 - 181
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00286195
PublicAdults, general public, Australia, 1978
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =679

Correlate
Author's labelLife concerns
Page in Source 171
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with
a. self-fulfillment
b. sex life
c. problem handling
d. family activities
e. work around the house
f. mother
g. health
h. house
i. standard of living
j. assertiveness
k. friends
l. fun and enjoyment
m. marriage

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-aR²=.64
all cases
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-aR²=.66
marrieds only


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyHeadey (1981): study AU 1978
TitleThe Quality of Life in Australia.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1981, Vol. 9, 155 - 181
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00286195
PublicAdults, general public, Australia, 1978
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =679

Correlate
Author's labelPrivacy index
Page in Source 166
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Index of 3 single questions on satisfaction with:
a: The extent to which you are in touch with your own 
feelings
b: Your independence or freedom: the chance you have to 
do what you want
c: The privacy you have: being alone when you  want to
All scored on a 1-9 rating scale, summation by average.
Observed distributionM = 6.6 SD = 1.2
Remarks
All items scored on the same rating scale as the 
question on happiness.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-ar=+.40 p < .001


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyGehmacher (1986): study AT 1986
TitleGlück als Mathematische Gleichung. (Happiness as a Mathematical Equation).
SourceStart und Aufstieg: die Zeitschrift des Berufsförderungsinstituts, Austria, 1986, 8 - 9
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, Austria, 1985
Sample
Non-Response?
Respondents N =1814

Correlate
Author's labelJoint domain satisfactions
Page in Source 9
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Single direct questions on satisfaction with:
a. work
b. leisure
c. housing
d. health
e. politics

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-6-aR²=.43
a. ß = +.44
b. ß = +.18
c. ß = +.15
d. ß = +.10
e. ß = +.03


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudySchulz et al. (1985): study AT 1984
TitleLebensqualität in Österreich. (Quality of Life in Austria).
SourceReport Institut für Soziologie der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Wien, 1985, Vienna, Austria
Public16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1984
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Non-Response
Respondents N =1776

Correlate
Author's labelDomain satisfactions_A
Page in Source 27,49
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Index of satisfaction during the last 
two weeks with:
1 Physical health
2 Standard of living
3 Partner
4 Selfrealisation
5 Social relations
6 Work (measured with positive items)
7 Work (measured with negative items)
8 Leisure time

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-AO-c-mq-*-0-aR²=.31 p < .05
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.33 p < .05
All
            
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.29
- with partner, with work
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.30
- with partner, without work
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.40
- no partner, with work
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.27
- no partner, without work
         
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.26
- Age <25
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.28
- Age 26-40
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.31
- Age 41-59
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²= ns
- Age > 60
 
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.32
- < 6.000 income Austrian shill./month
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.34
- 6.000-10.000
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.22
- 10.000-16.000
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.26
- > 16.000
          
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.31
- monotonous work
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.26
- some selfcontrol
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.49
- much selfcontrol


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudySchulz et al. (1985): study AT 1984
TitleLebensqualität in Österreich. (Quality of Life in Austria).
SourceReport Institut für Soziologie der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Wien, 1985, Vienna, Austria
Public16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1984
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Non-Response
Respondents N =1776

Correlate
Author's labelSocial-psychologicalfactors
Page in Source 146
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
1 Material satisfaction
2 Satisfaction with work (pos.)
3 Personal view on 'relation and 
  sexuality'
4 Satisfaction with social involvement
5 Satisfaction with leisure time

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.45 p < .05
Ss without partner, with work only (N=134)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudySchulz et al. (1985): study AT 1984
TitleLebensqualität in Österreich. (Quality of Life in Austria).
SourceReport Institut für Soziologie der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Wien, 1985, Vienna, Austria
Public16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1984
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Non-Response
Respondents N =1776

Correlate
Author's labelDomain satisfactions_B
Page in Source 147
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
1 Satisfaction with physical health
2 Material satisfaction

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.24 p < .05
Pensioners living alone only (N=218)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyMichalos & Zumbo (2003): study CA British Columbia 1999
TitleLeisure Activities, Health and the Quality of Life.
SourceMichalos, A.C.;Ed.: "Essays on the Quality of Life", Kluwer, 2003, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 217 - 238
Public18+ aged, general public, British Columbia, USA, 1999
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response17,6
Respondents N =440

Correlate
Author's labelDomain satisfaction and Health
Page in Source 232
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport on 6 questions about satisfaction with 
- your living partner
- your family relations
- your friendships
- your job
- your self-esteem
- being you present age

Rated vey dissatisfied (1) to very satisfied (7)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-fR²=+.64
N = 309


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyMichalos (1985): study CA Guelph CMA 1985
TitleMultiple Discrepancies Theory.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1985, Vol. 16, 347 - 413
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00333288
PublicStudents undergraduates University of Guelph, Canada, 1984
Sample
Non-Response18%
Respondents N =700

Correlate
Author's labelJoint satisfaction
Page in Source 365
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:
- health                         
- financial security  
- family relations 
- paid employment  
- friendships  
- housing   
- recreation 
- religion
- self esteem 
- education
 


Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-aR²=.39
Males N:140 R²=.33       Females N:149 R²=.43    
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aaR²=.53
Males N:140 R²=.46       Females N:149 R²=.54    


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyMichalos (1986): study CA 1984
TitleAn Application of Multiple Discrepancies Theory (MDT) to Seniors.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1986, Vol. 18, 349 - 378
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00300488
Public60+ aged, rural districts, Canada, 1984
Sample
Non-Response47%
Respondents N =457

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction sumscores
Page in Source 360
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Sumscore of:
- Satisfaction with health
- Satisfaction with financial security
- Satisfaction with friendships
- Satisfaction with housing
- Satisfaction with spouse
- Self esteem

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-aR²=.33 p < .01
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aaR²=.45 p < .01
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-aR²=.32 p < .01
Males
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aaR²=.38 p < .01
Males
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aaR²=.56 p < .01
Females
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-aR²=.33 p < .01
Females


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyKennedy et al. (1978): study CA Edmonton CMA 1977
TitleSubjective Evaluation of Well-Being: Problems and Prospects.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1978, Vol. 5, 457 - 474
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00352943
Public18+ aged, general public, City of Edmonton, Canada, 1977
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =335

Correlate
Author's labeldomain-specific satisfaction scores
Page in Source 463
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Sum-scores of satisfaction with:
1.friendships
2.standard of living
3.health
4.recreation activities
5.family life.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-n-7-bR²=.45


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyShu & Zhu (2009): study CN 2006
TitleThe Quality of Life iin China.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 191 - 225
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9350-4
Public20-69 aged, general public, China, 2006
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2000

Correlate
Author's labelInterpersonal life sphere
Page in Source 215
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self report on four questions: How satisfied are you 
with ...
a your marriage
b your friendship
c your family life
d your neighbours.
Rated:
-2 very dissatisfied
-1 somewhat dissatisfied
 0 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
+1 somewhat satisfied
+2 very satisfied
Observed distributiona: M=1.08, 73.2% satisfied, 3.4% dissatisfied b: M=0.80, 60.5% satisfied, 2.5% dissatisfied c: M=0.61, 51.7% satisfied, 7.9% dissatisfied d: M=0.58, 48.7% satisfied, 6.0% dissatisfied Average M=0.77

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mOR=1.68 p < .00
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-bOR=1.18 p < .00
C-W-u-sq-v-4-cOR=1.18 p < .00
M-ACO---mq-v-7-ab=+.26 p < .00
OR and B controled for
- gender
- age cohort
- educational attainment
- marital status
- household income
- unemployed
- rural residency
- value priorities
- lifestyle


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyShu & Zhu (2009): study CN 2006
TitleThe Quality of Life iin China.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 191 - 225
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9350-4
Public20-69 aged, general public, China, 2006
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2000

Correlate
Author's labelMaterial life sphere
Page in Source 215
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self report on three questions: How satisfied are you 
with ...
a your housing
b your standard of living
c your household income.
Rated:
-2 very dissatisfied
-1 somewhat dissatisfied
 0 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
+1 somewhat satisfied
+2 very satisfied
Observed distributiona: M=0.42, 48.8% satisfied, 16.3% dissatisfied b: M=0.26, 32.1% satisfied, 12.6% dissatisfied c: M=0.04, 25.8% satisfied, 21.6% dissatisfied Average M=0.24

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mOR=1.39 p < .00
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-bOR=1.34 p < .00
C-W-u-sq-v-4-cOR=1.80 p < .00
M-ACO---mq-v-7-ab=+.28 p < .00
OR and B controled for
- gender
- age cohort
- educational attainment
- marital status
- household income
- unemployed
- rural residency
- value priorities
- lifestyle


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyShu & Zhu (2009): study CN 2006
TitleThe Quality of Life iin China.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 191 - 225
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9350-4
Public20-69 aged, general public, China, 2006
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2000

Correlate
Author's labelPublic life sphere
Page in Source 215
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self report on four questions: How satisfied are you 
with ...
a the condition of the environment
b public safety
c the democratic system
d social welfare system
Rated:
-2 very dissatisfied
-1 somewhat dissatisfied
 0 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
+1 somewhat satisfied
+2 very satisfied
Observed distributiona: M= 0.12, 31.3% satisfied, 21.6% dissatisfied b: M=-0.06, 25.3% satisfied, 29.5% dissatisfied c: M=-0.18, 18.1% satisfied, 29.5% dissatisfied d: M=-0.49, 13.6% satisfied, 48.8% dissatisfied Average M=-0.15

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mOR=0.96 ns
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-bOR=1.05 ns
C-W-u-sq-v-4-cOR=1.01 ns
M-ACO---mq-v-7-ab=+.05 p < .05
OR and B controled for
- gender
- age cohort
- educational attainment
- marital status
- household income
- unemployed
- rural residency
- value priorities
- lifestyle


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyWills (2006): study CO Bogotá 2006
TitlePersonal Well Being Index-Adults for Bogotá- Colombia, March 2006.
SourcePaper Management School, University de los Andes, 2006, Bogotá, Colombia
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/wills_e_2006.pdf
PublicAdults, general public, City of Bogotá, Colombia, 2006
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response-
Respondents N =830

Correlate
Author's labelPersonal Wellbeing
Page in Source 5
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI): 7 item index.
Turning now to various areas of your life, how 
satisfied are you with: 
- your stadard of living
- your health
- what you achieve in life
- your personal relationships
- how safe you feel
- feeling part of your community
- your future security
Observed distributionM= 7,59; SD=1,17
Remarks
Domains satisfactions only (Life satisfaction item left 
out)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.53 p < .01
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=.49


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelview of life
Page in Source 250
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self report on 21 questions:
a: Do you feel confortable in your body ?
b: Do you accept yourself as your are ?
c::Are you happy most of the time ?
d: Do you find life boring?
e: Do you have negative thoughts about your life 
several times a day ?
f: Do you often worry ?
g: Do you regret your actions ?
h: Do you often feel lonely ?
i: Do you sometimes think of committing suicide ?
j: Do you think that other people mostly speak well of 
you ?
k: Do you easily adjust to new situations ?
l: Do you take problems as a challenge ?
m: Do you feel your life is a success?
n: Do your thoughts, words and actions correspond ?
o: Do you feel free to choose what your life is going 
to be like ?
p: Do you feel happy and look forward to starting a new 
day when waking up in the morning?
q: Do you blame others for your unhappiness ?
r: Do you forgive others easily ?
s: Do you feel that fate has treated your badly ?
t: Do you feel that your life has meaning ?
u: Do you feel part of a geater unity ?

Rated:
2: yes
1: not sure
0: no

Scores recoded as:
1: 0-3 (negative)
2: 3,5-6
3: 6,5-8
4: 8,5-11
5: 11,5-13
6: 13,5-16
7: 16,5-18
8: 18,5-21(positive)
Observed distributionN: 1:6, 2:7, 3:60, 4:61, 5:122, 6:282, 7:474, 8:434

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.59 p < .00
 1: Mt=3.34
 2: Mt=4.64
 3: Mt=4.09
 4: Mt=6.06
 5: Mt=6.54
 6: Mt=7.44
 7: Mt=8.21
 8: Mt=8.79
All Mt=7.79
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.65 p < .00
 1: Mt=1.79
 2: Mt=3.93
 3: Mt=3.60
 4: Mt=5.16
 5: Mt=5.93
 6: Mt=7.04
 7: Mt=7.86
 8: Mt=8.71
All Mt=7.46
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.52
 1: Mt=2.86
 2: Mt=4.29
 3: Mt=4.29
 4: Mt=5.29
 5: Mt=5.78
 6: Mt=6.60
 7: Mt=7.23
 8: Mt=7.95
All Mt=6.96


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyMollenkopf et al. (2004): study FI 2000
TitleQuality of Life in Urban and Rural Areas of Five European Countries: Similarities and Differences.
SourceHallym International Journal of Aging, 2004, Vol. 6, 1 - 36
Public55+ aged, Finland, 2000
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response45%
Respondents N =610

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with domains ol life
Page in Source 24,29
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:
a. Demografic factors: age; gender
b. Environment: housing amenities; home ownership; 
housing; living area
c. Mobility: car in household; public transportation; 
mobility
d. Services: medical services; services and shops; 
services
e. Culture: cultural amenities; natural environment; 
leisure
f. Security
g. Social Environment: living together; division social 
netweork, friends/kin nearby
h. Economic situation: income per peron; finances
i. Health: ADL; health

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.39
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+I in Urban areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRa²=.28
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.61
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+I in Rural areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRa²=.48


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudySpellerberg et al. (1992): study XZ Germany West 1988
TitleOrientierungen und subjektives Wohlbefinden in West- und Ost Deutschland. (Concerns and Subjective Well-Being in West and East Germany).
SourceGlatzer, W.;Noll, H.H.;Eds.:"Lebensverhältnisse in Deutschland", Campus Verlag, 1992, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 249 - 278
Public18-65 aged, general public, West Germany. 1988
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2144

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with life domains
Page in Source 269, 270, 272-274
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport on single questions about satisfaction in 
the following domains of life:
- family life
- health
- living conditions
- housing
- housing area
- leisure
- social security
- education
- political participation
- public security
- environmental protection
- division of housework
- work
- marriage/partnership

Rated on scale 0 (totally unsatisfied to 10 (totally 
satisfied)
Remarks
Same rating scale as used for question on life 
satisfaction

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Joint variance explained by the 4 
domainsatisfactions that correlate most with 
life-satisfaction
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.44 p < .05
ALL:
- living conditions
- family life
- health
- leiisure
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.48 p < .05
FEMALE:
- living condition
- family life
- health
- work
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.40 p < .05
MALE: 
- living conditions
- work
- public safety
- family life
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.44 p < .05
EMPLOYED WOMEN 18-34 years of age:
- living conditions
- family life
- social security
- leisure
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.52 p < .05
EMPLOYED WOMEN 35-64 years of age:
- family life
- living conditions
- health 
- work
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.41 p < .05
MARRIED COUPLES until 60 years old:
- family life
- living conditions
- health
- work


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyMollenkopf et al. (2004): study DE 2000
TitleQuality of Life in Urban and Rural Areas of Five European Countries: Similarities and Differences.
SourceHallym International Journal of Aging, 2004, Vol. 6, 1 - 36
Public55+ aged, Germany, 2000
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with domains ol life
Page in Source 24,29
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:
1. Demografic factors: age; gender
2. Environment: housing amenities; home ownership; 
housing; living area
3. Mobility: car in household; public transportation; 
mobility
4. Services: medical services; services and shops; 
services
5. Culture: cultural amenities; natural environment; 
leisure
6. Security
7. Social Environment: living together; division social 
netweork, friends/kin nearby
8. Economic situation: income per peron; finances
9. Health: ADL; health

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.68
GERMANY WEST
-urban areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRa²=.35
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.36
-rural areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRa²=.19
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.57
GERMANY EAST
-urban areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRa²=.27
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.41
-rural areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRa²=.16


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudySpellerberg et al. (1992): study DE East Germany 1990
TitleOrientierungen und subjektives Wohlbefinden in West- und Ost Deutschland. (Concerns and Subjective Well-Being in West and East Germany).
SourceGlatzer, W.;Noll, H.H.;Eds.:"Lebensverhältnisse in Deutschland", Campus Verlag, 1992, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 249 - 278
Public18-65 aged, general public, East Germany, 1990
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =735

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with life domains
Page in Source 269, 270, 272-274
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport on single questions about satisfaction in 
the following domains of life:
- family life
- health
- living conditions
- housing
- housing area
- leisure
- social security
- education
- political participation
- public security
- environmental protection
- division of housework
- work
- marriage/partnership

Rated on scale 0 (totally unsatisfied to 10 (totally 
satisfied)
Remarks
Same rating scale as used for lifesatisfaction

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Joint variance explained by the 4 
domainsatisfactions that correlate most with 
life-satisfaction
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.25 p < .05
ALL:
- living conditions
- family life
- health
- public security
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.28 p < .05
FEMALE:
- living conditions
- family life
- work
- health
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.25 p < .05
MALE:
- living conditions
- work
- public security
- family life
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.24 p < .05
EMPLOYED WOMAN 18-34 years of age:
- living conditions
- health
- housing
- family life
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.37 p < .05
EMPLOYED WOMEN 35-64 years of age:
- work
- living conditions
- family life
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.21 p < .05
MARRIED COUPLES until 60 years old:
- living conditions
- division of housework
- health
- public security


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCummins (2005): study HK 2003
TitlePersonal Well-Being Index (PWI) Manual 29-4-05. Version 3.
SourceDeakin University, Australian Center on Quality of Life, 2005, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/iwbg/wellbeing-index/pwi-a-english.pdf
PublicAdults, general public, Hong Kong, China, 2003
SampleSampling not reported
Non-Response0
Respondents N =78

Correlate
Author's labelSummed effects
Page in Source 12
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self reports on single questions:
How satisfied are you with…
a  your standard of living?
b  your healt
c  what are you achieving in life?
d  your personal relationships?
e  how safe you feel?
f  feeling part of of community?

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caRa²=+.59


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyLau et al. (2004): study HK 2002
TitleAn Investigation into the Cross-Cultural Equivalence of the Personal Well-Being Index.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 72, 403 - 430
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-004-0561-z
Public18+ aged, general public, Hong Kong, 2002
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response0
Respondents N =180

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with multiple domains of life
Page in Source 411, 413, 418
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport on seven questions:
How satisfied are you with your 
a. standard of living
b. health
c. achievement
d. relationship
e. safety
f. community
g. security

Rated on a 10-point numerical scale
Remarks
Name: Personal Wellbeing Scale (PWI)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-car=+.76 p < .001
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=.56
a+b+c+d+e+f+g


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyMollenkopf et al. (2004): study HU 2000
TitleQuality of Life in Urban and Rural Areas of Five European Countries: Similarities and Differences.
SourceHallym International Journal of Aging, 2004, Vol. 6, 1 - 36
Public55+ aged, Hungary, 2000
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =605

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with domains ol life
Page in Source 24,29
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:
a. Demografic factors: age; gender
b. Environment: housing amenities; home ownership; 
housing; living area
c. Mobility: car in household; public transportation; 
mobility
d. Services: medical services; services and shops; 
services
e. Culture: cultural amenities; natural environment; 
leisure
f. Security
g. Social Environment: living together; division social 
netweork, friends/kin nearby
h. Economic situation: income per peron; finances
i. Health: ADL; health

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=+.35
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+I inUrban areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRa²=+.24
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=+.37
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+I in Rural areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRa²=+.15


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyMollenkopf et al. (2004): study IT 2000
TitleQuality of Life in Urban and Rural Areas of Five European Countries: Similarities and Differences.
SourceHallym International Journal of Aging, 2004, Vol. 6, 1 - 36
Public55+ aged, Italy, 2000
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =600

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with domains ol life
Page in Source 24,29
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:
a. Demografic factors: age; gender
b. Environment: housing amenities; home ownership; 
housing; living area
c. Mobility: car in household; public transportation; 
mobility
d. Services: medical services; services and shops; 
services
e. Culture: cultural amenities; natural environment; 
leisure
f. Security
g. Social Environment: living together; division social 
netweork, friends/kin nearby
h. Economic situation: income per peron; finances
i. Health: ADL; health

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=+.37
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+I in Urban areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRa²=+.23
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=+.46
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h in Rural areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRa²=+.33


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

Study~Well-Being Study Unit (2012a): study JP 2012
TitleInitial investigation on the data from the Quality of Life Survey FY2011.
SourceEconomic and Social Research Institute Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, 2012, Japan
URLhttp://www.esri.go.jp/en/prj/current_research/koufukudo/abstract/tentative_report.pdf
Public15-69 aged, general population, Japan, 2012
SampleSampling not reported
Non-Response
Respondents N =10469

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with various aspect of life
Page in Source 30
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Multiple questions, full texts not reported, ordinal 
scale answers

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-n-11-eDM=+
Set Image size:   



Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyLew & Park (1998): study KR 1996
TitleEconomic Development, Housing Standards, and Quality of Life in South Korea.
SourceDevelopment and Society, 1998, Vol. 27, 51 - 66
Public20-60 aged, general public, South Korea, 1996
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Responsenot rep
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with economic-social status
Page in Source 61
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Factor extracted from responses on questions on 
domainsatisfactions.
Loads high on satisfaction with
-income
-saving
-senior plan
-social status
-work/occupation

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-fBeta=+.28 p < .001
Beta controlled for
-satisfaction with social security and social
 life
-satisfaction with personal relations and
 health
-satisfaction with child-raising and education


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyLew & Park (1998): study KR 1996
TitleEconomic Development, Housing Standards, and Quality of Life in South Korea.
SourceDevelopment and Society, 1998, Vol. 27, 51 - 66
Public20-60 aged, general public, South Korea, 1996
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Responsenot rep
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelsatisfaction with child raising and education
Page in Source 61
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Factor extracted from responses on questions on 
domainsatisfactions.
Loads high on satisfaction with
-nursery
-home education
-children
-education

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-fBeta=+.11 p < .001
Beta controlled for
-satisfaction with social security and cultural
 life
-satisfaction with economic-social status
-satisfaction with personal relation and health


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyLew & Park (1998): study KR 1996
TitleEconomic Development, Housing Standards, and Quality of Life in South Korea.
SourceDevelopment and Society, 1998, Vol. 27, 51 - 66
Public20-60 aged, general public, South Korea, 1996
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Responsenot rep
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelnone
Page in Source 62
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:
1.-socia[ security
  -public safety
  -cultural life
  -leisure
  -digital information process
2.-income
  -saving
  -senior plan
  -social status
  -work/occupation
3.-affection
  -family
  -friendship
  -health
  -domestic work
4.-nursery
  -home education
  -children
  -education
5.-housing satisfaction

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-fR²=.28


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyGuardiola et al. (2013): study MX Yucatán 2008
TitleThe Influence of Water Access in Subjective Well-Being: Some Evidence in Yucatan, Mexico
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2013, Vol. 110, 207 - 218
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11205-011-9925-3
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11205-011-9925-3
Public373 heads of household, town in rural area, Mexico, Yucatan, 2008
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =373

Correlate
Author's labelSummed determinants
Page in Source 8
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:
a health
b work
c money
d house
e nurture
f leisure
g community
h water

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-gR²=+.31
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h

Value not much different from model without water. 
(R*R = +.30)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyRojas (2006): study MX Multiple regions 2001
TitleLife Satisfaction and Satisfaction in Domains of Life: Is It a Simple Relationship?
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2006, Vol. 7, 467 - 497
DOIDOI:10,1007/s/10902-006-9009-2
PublicGeneral public, Regions, Mexico, 2001
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response62,1%
Respondents N =1535

Correlate
Author's labelOverall domains satisfaction
Page in Source 484
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreported satisfaction with:
a: Health
b: Economic
c: Job
d: Family
e: Friendship
f: Personal
g: Community
Observed distributionN=579

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-cR²=.33
a+b+c+d+e+f+g


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyRojas (2006): study MX Multiple regions 2001
TitleLife Satisfaction and Satisfaction in Domains of Life: Is It a Simple Relationship?
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2006, Vol. 7, 467 - 497
DOIDOI:10,1007/s/10902-006-9009-2
PublicGeneral public, Regions, Mexico, 2001
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response62,1%
Respondents N =1535

Correlate
Author's labelPersonal life satisfaction
Page in Source 481, 483
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with:
a: availability of time to persue personal hobbies and 
interests
b: recreational activities
c: personal development
d: education and training
Rated on a 7-point numerical scale(1= extremely 
dissatisfied to 9=extremely satisfied)

Questions not reported.
Observed distributionN=579

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-cr=+.40


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyRojas (2006): study MX Multiple regions 2001
TitleLife Satisfaction and Satisfaction in Domains of Life: Is It a Simple Relationship?
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2006, Vol. 7, 467 - 497
DOIDOI:10,1007/s/10902-006-9009-2
PublicGeneral public, Regions, Mexico, 2001
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response62,1%
Respondents N =1535

Correlate
Author's labelHealth satisfaction
Page in Source 480, 483
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with:  
a: current health
b: the availability and
c: the quality of medical services
Rated on a 7-point numerical scale(1= extremely 
dissatisfied to 9=extremely satisfied)

Questions not reported.
Observed distributionN=579

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-cr=+.44


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyPetersen et al. (2005): study ZZ Europe 2003
TitleDevelopment and Pilot-Testing of a Health Related Quality of Life Chronic Generic Module for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions: A European Perspective.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2005, Vol. 14, 1065 - 1077
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11136-004-2575-z
Public8-16 aged chronic patients, 7 EU countries, 2003
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =360

Correlate
Author's labelGeneric health-related quality of life (G-HQOL)
Page in Source 1071
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport on 100 questions about health related 
quality of life
Typical items are:
- Do you have fears about the future of your condition?
- Does it bother you that your life has to be planned?
- Are you shy because of your condition
- Do your friends accept the way you are?

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-PL-c-sq-v-5-ar=+38
Unaffected by age and gender


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyVandeVliert & Janssen (2002): study ZZ 1986
Title''Better Than'' Performances Motives as Roots of Satisfaction across More and Less Developed Countries.
SourceJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2002, Vol. 33, 380 - 397
DOIdoi:10.1177/00222102033004002
PublicStudents, 42 countries, 2002
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =14000

Correlate
Author's labellife satisfaction
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self-reports on three questions:
a. Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with 
your job?
b. Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with 
your home life?
c. All things considered, how satisfied are you with 
your life as a whole these days?

Rated on 10 step scale
Error EstimatesCronbach alpha = .94)
Remarks
Average life satisfaction in 42 nations.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-Sum---sq-vt-11-ar=+.75 p < .05
Average happiness by average life-satisfaction in 
nations


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyDiener et al. (2002a): study ZZ World samples 1980
TitleLooking Up and Looking Down: Weighting Good and Bad Information in Life Satisfaction Judgments.
SourcePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2002, Vol. 28, 437 - 445
DOIDOI:10.1177/0146167202287002
PublicCollege students, 31 nations, 1980's
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =13113

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with life domains
Page in Source 440
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Ss were asked to rate their satisfaction with 8 
domains:
- health
- finances
- family
- friends
- recreation
- self
- education
Rated on 7 point Delighted-Terrible scale.  

Then after removing the best and worst rated domains, 
average satisfaction with the six middle domains was 
calculated.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-bBeta=+.32
Satisfaction with 6 middle domains.
Beta controlled for:
- satisfaction with best domain
- satisfaction with worst domain
- happiness (O-HL)
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-bBeta=+.09 p < .001
Satisfaction with best liked domain
Beta controled for:
- satisfaction with middle liked 6 domains
- satisfaction with worst liked domain
- overall happiness (O-HL)

Stronger among happy Ss
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-bBeta=+.15
Satisfaction with worst liked domain
Beta controled for:
- satisfaction with 6 middle liked domains
- satisfaction with worst liked domain
- overall happiness (O-HL)

Stronger among least happy Ss
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Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyMollenkopf et al. (2004): study NL 2000
TitleQuality of Life in Urban and Rural Areas of Five European Countries: Similarities and Differences.
SourceHallym International Journal of Aging, 2004, Vol. 6, 1 - 36
Public55+ aged, Netherlands, 2000
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =616

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with domains ol life
Page in Source 24,29
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:
a. Demografic factors: age; gender
b. Environment: housing amenities; home ownership; 
housing; living area
c. Mobility: car in household; public transportation; 
mobility
d. Services: medical services; services and shops; 
services
e. Culture: cultural amenities; natural environment; 
leisure
f. Security
g. Social Environment: living together; division social 
netweork, friends/kin nearby
h. Economic situation: income per peron; finances
i. Health: ADL; health

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.35
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i in URBAN AREAS
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRa²=.35
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dR²=.52
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i in RURAL AREAS
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRa²=.23


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyGanglmair Wooliscroft & Lawson (2008): study NZ 2005
TitleApplying the International Wellbeing Index to Investigate Subjective Wellbeing of New Zealanders with European and with Maori Heritage.
SourceNew Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 2008, Vol. 3, 57 - 72
Public18+ aged, general public, New-Zealand, 2005
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response63,4%
Respondents N =3556

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with multiple domains of life
Page in Source 64, 66
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport on seven questions:
How satisfied are you with your:
a: standard of living
b: health
c: achievement in life
d: personalrelationships
e: feeling safe
f: feelingpart of community
g: future security

Rated on a 0-10 numerical scale
Observed distributionEuropean descent: N=2769; M= 67,8; SD= 15,4 Maori descent: N=289: M=64,6; SD= 16,7
Remarks
Items of 'Personal Wellbeing Scale'

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cbR²=.64
European descent(78%)

a+b+c+d+e+f+g
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cbR²=.64
Maori descent(8%)

a+b+c+d+e+f+g


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyKammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /1
TitleSourcebook for Measuring Well-Being with Affectometer 2.
Source'Why not?'Foundation, 1983, Dunedin, New Zealand
Public18+ aged, general public, Dunedin, New Zealand, 198?
Sample
Non-Response52%
Respondents N =112

Correlate
Author's labelSum of satisfactions
Page in Source 34
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
34 item index
See ANDRE 1976

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BK-cw-mq-v-5-ar=+.69 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyLichter et al. (1980): study NZ 1978
TitleIncreasing Happiness through Cognitive Retraining.
SourceNew Zealand Psychologist, 1980, Vol. 9, 57 - 64
URLhttp://www.psychology.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/PSYCH-Vol92-1980-2-Lichter.pdf
PublicAdults, trainees and controls, followed 10 weeks, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1978
Sample
Non-Response15%
Respondents N =23

Correlate
Author's labelSumscore domain- satisfactions
Page in Source 60
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Sum of 20 domainsatisfactions. Ss were asked how 
satisfied they were these days with each of the 
domains. 
Answeres rated on a 7-point scale.
Assessed  the start (T1) and the end (T2) of a course 
on happiness and mental health.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BK-cm-mq-v-5-br=+.79 p < .01
T1 LEVEL of satisfaction to T1 LEVEL of happiness
    
 
A-BK-cm-mq-v-5-br=+.50 p < .01
T1-T2 CHANGE in satisfaction to T1-T2 CHANGE in 
happiness


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyLichter et al. (1980): study NZ 1976
TitleIncreasing Happiness through Cognitive Retraining.
SourceNew Zealand Psychologist, 1980, Vol. 9, 57 - 64
URLhttp://www.psychology.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/PSYCH-Vol92-1980-2-Lichter.pdf
PublicPsychology students, followed 2 weeks, University of Otago New Zealand, 1976
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =48

Correlate
Author's labelSumscore of domain- satisfactions
Page in Source 62
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Sum of 26 domainsatisfactions. Ss were asked how 
satisfied they were these days with each of the 
domains. 
Answeres rated on a 7-point scale.
Assessed at T1.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BK-u-mq-v-5-br=+.81 p < .01
Happiness assessed at T1


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyBaltatescu & Cummins (2004): study RO Bihor county 2003
TitleSubjective Wellbeing in a Post-Communist Country: Romania's International Wellbeing Index.
SourcePowerpoint presentation at 6th Conference ISQOLS, November 2004, Philadelphia, USA
URLhttp://slideplayer.com/slide/4801500/
Public18+ aged, general public, Bihor County, North-West Romania, 2003
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response38%
Respondents N =368

Correlate
Author's labelPWI domains
Page in Source 11
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI)
How satisfied are you with:
- your standard of living
- your health
- what you achieve in life
- your personal relationships
- how safe you feel
- feeling part of your community
- your future security

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=.59
PWI domain only


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyBalatsky & Diener (1993): study RU 1990
TitleSubjective Well-Being among Russian Students.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1993, Vol. 28, 225 - 243
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF01079019
PublicStudents, Moscow and Glazov (Ural), Russia, 1990
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =116

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with financial domains of life
Page in Source 236
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Sumscore of financial domains:
(domains not reported)
Observed distributionM= 26.74; SD=6.32

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.34 p < .01
p two-tailed
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-br=+.52 p < .01
p two tailed


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyBalatsky & Diener (1993): study RU 1990
TitleSubjective Well-Being among Russian Students.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1993, Vol. 28, 225 - 243
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF01079019
PublicStudents, Moscow and Glazov (Ural), Russia, 1990
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =116

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with social domains of life
Page in Source 236
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Sumscore of social domains:
(domains not reported)
Observed distributionM= 29.19; SD= 4.79

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.17 ns
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-br=+.15 ns


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyBalatsky & Diener (1993): study RU 1990
TitleSubjective Well-Being among Russian Students.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1993, Vol. 28, 225 - 243
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF01079019
PublicStudents, Moscow and Glazov (Ural), Russia, 1990
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =116

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with 13 domains of life
Page in Source 233
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Sumscore of satisfaction with:
-Health
-Finances
-Family relations
-Paid employment
-Friendship
-Housing
-Living partner
-Recreation activity
-Religion
-Self esteem
-Transportation
-Education
-Cultural life
Observed distributionM= 55.95; SD= 8.87.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.33 p < .01
p two-tailed.
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-br=+.41 p < .01
p two tailed


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCummins (2005): study SK 2003
TitlePersonal Well-Being Index (PWI) Manual 29-4-05. Version 3.
SourceDeakin University, Australian Center on Quality of Life, 2005, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/iwbg/wellbeing-index/pwi-a-english.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Slovakia 2003
SampleSampling not reported
Non-Response0
Respondents N =133

Correlate
Author's labelSummed effects
Page in Source 13
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self reports on single questions:
a  your standard of living?
b  your standard of living?
c  what are you achieving in life?
d  your personal relationships?
e  how safe you feel?
f  feeling part of community?
g  your future security?

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caR²=+.31
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-caRa²=+.26


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyHernandez Plaza et al. (2005): study ES 2000
TitleEstructura y Funciones del Apoyo Social en un Colectivo de Immigrantes Marroquies. (Structure and Functions of Social Support of Moroccan Immigrants).
SourceAnales de Psicologia, 2005, Vol. 21, 304 - 315
PublicMoroccan immigrants, Spain, 2000
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =100

Correlate
Author's labelperceptions of situation
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
a: Satisfaction with emotional support provided by 
natives
b: Perception of ethnic prejudice
c: Perceived sufficiency of support

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-baR²=47


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyBränholm et al. (1991): study SE 1986
TitleOn Work and Life Satisfaction.
SourceJournal of Rehabilitation Science, 1991, Vol. 4, 29 - 34
Public25-55 aged, vocationally actives, Umea, Northern Sweden, 1986/87
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =163

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with domains of life
Page in Source 103
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Single question:"How satisfactory are these different 
aspects of your life?"
a. My ability to self care (dressing, hygiene, 
transfers, etc)
b. My leisure situation
c. My vocational situation
d. My financial situation
e. My sexuel life
f. My partnership relation
g. My family life
h. My contacts with friends

Each rated on a 6 step scale;
1 very dissatisfying
2 dissatisfying
3 rather dissatisfying
4 rather satisfying
5 satisfying
6 very satisfying

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-6-adc=<.20
Ability to selfcare
O-SLW-u-sq-v-6-adc=<.20
Leisure situation
O-SLW-u-sq-v-6-adc=.30
vocational situation
O-SLW-u-sq-v-6-adc=.30
financial situation
O-SLW-u-sq-v-6-adc=<.20
sexual life
O-SLW-u-sq-v-6-adc=.40
partnership relation
O-SLW-u-sq-v-6-adc=.30
family life
O-SLW-u-sq-v-6-adc=.20
contacts with friends


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyWarr et al. (1979): study GB 1977
TitleScales for the Measurement of Social Work Attitudes and Aspects of Psychological.
SourceJournal of Occupational Psychology, 1979, Vol. 52, 129 - 148
PublicFactory workers, blue collar, UK, 1977
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =590

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with personal life
Page in Source 140
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
4-item index of questions on personal life 
satisfaction. Typical items:
- Your present state of health
- Your family life
Answers scored on a seven point scale ranging 
from"extremely dissatisfied"(1) to "extremely 
satisfied"(7).
 

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-abr=+.35 p < .01
controlled for age   rpc=+.35
controlled for skill rpc=+.35
 
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-ar=+.48 p < .01
controlled for age   rpc=+.48
controlled for skill rpc=+.49
 


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyWarr et al. (1979): study GB 1977
TitleScales for the Measurement of Social Work Attitudes and Aspects of Psychological.
SourceJournal of Occupational Psychology, 1979, Vol. 52, 129 - 148
PublicFactory workers, blue collar, UK, 1977
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =590

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with life style
Page in Source 140
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
4-item index of questions on satisfaction with 
standards and achievement. Typical items:
- The house or flat you live in
- The way you spend your leisure time Answers scored on 
a seven point scale ranging from"extremely 
dissatisfied"(1) to "extremely satisfied"(7).
 

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-ar=+.57 p < .01
controlled for age   rpc=+.57
controlled for skill rpc=+.58
 
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-abr=+.38 p < .01
controlled for age   rpc=+.38
controlled for skill rpc=+.38
 


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyHsieh (2014): study US 2009
TitleThrowing the Baby Out with the Bathwater: Evaluation of Domain Importance Weighting in Quality of Life Measurements
SourceSocial Indicators Research 119: 483-493
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-013-0500-y
Public50+ aged, Chicago area , USA, 200?
SampleNon-probability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =90

Correlate
Author's labelComposite score
Page in Source 490
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self report on single questions (full text not 
reported) on satisfaction with...
a: health
b: work
c: spare time
d: financial situation
e: neighbourhood
f: family life
g: friendships
h: religion
7  completely satisfied
6  somewhat satisfied
5  slightly satisfied
4  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
3  slightly dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  completely dissatisfied

Respondents also rated the importance of this life 
domain relative to 7 other domains

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-ar=+.39 p < .001
unweighted sumscore
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-ar=+.43 p < .001
sumscore weighted by importance
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-ab=+.39 p < .001
unweighted
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-ab=+.43 p < .001
weighted by importance
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-aR²=.15 ns
unweighted a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-aR²=.19 ns
weighted a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyHsieh (2014): study US 2009
TitleThrowing the Baby Out with the Bathwater: Evaluation of Domain Importance Weighting in Quality of Life Measurements
SourceSocial Indicators Research 119: 483-493
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-013-0500-y
Public50+ aged, Chicago area , USA, 200?
SampleNon-probability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =90

Correlate
Author's labelR2
Page in Source 490
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreported satisfaction with:
a: health
b: work
c: spare time
d: financial situation
e: neighborhood
f: family life
g: friendships
h: religion

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-aR²=.24 ns
unweighted a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-aR²=.21 ns
weighted by importance a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyHsieh (2012a): study US 2007
TitleImportance is Not Unimportant: The Role of Importance Weighting in QOL Measures
SourceSocial Indicators Research 109: 267-278
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-011-9900-z
PublicFrail older adults in the USA,, 200?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =112

Correlate
Author's labelComposite domain satisfactions
Page in Source 275
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Rating of 7 life domains on
A  satisfaction 
B  perceived importance
- religion
- friendships
- finances
- spare time
- family life
- neighbourhood
- health

Both A and B rated on 7 step verbal reponse scale
Remarks
4 clusters of importance ratings were derived by 
hierarchical dendogram analysis

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-ar=+.81
cluster 1: "less religious" people(N=19)

Correlation of happiness and summed domain 
satisfaction in 4 importance clusters
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-ar=+.49
cluster 2: "average" people(N=17)

Correlation of happiness and summed domain 
satisfaction in 4 importance clusters
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-ar=+.42
cluster 3: "all important" people (N=46)

Correlation of happiness and summed domain 
satisfaction in 4 importance clusters
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-ar=+.51
cluster 4: "independent" people(N=30)

Correlation of happiness and summed domain 
satisfaction in 4 importance clusters


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyHsieh (2008): study US 2005
TitleThe Relative Importance of Health
SourceSocial Indicators Research 87:127-137
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-007-9162-y
PublicFrail older adults,Chicago area, USA, 2005
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =112

Correlate
Author's labelsummed domain satisfactions
Page in Source 133
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self report on single question on satisfaction with 
life as a whole.Full text not reported.
7  completely satisfied
6  somewhat satisfied
5  slightly satisfied
4  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
3  slightly dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  completely dissatisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-aR²=16
year 2001
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-aR²=31
year 2005


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyHsieh (2008): study US 2001
TitleThe Relative Importance of Health
SourceSocial Indicators Research 87:127-137
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-007-9162-y
Public50+ aged, Chicago area , USA, 2001
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =90

Correlate
Author's labelsummed satisfactions
Page in Source 133
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Self report on single question on satisfaction with…
a  health
b  family life
c  religion
d  financial situation
e  spare time
f  neigborhood
g  friendship
h  work
7  completely satisfied
6  somewhat satisfied
5  slightly satisfied
4  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
3  slightly dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  completely dissatisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-aR²=.16


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyNeal et al. (1999): study US 1995
TitleThe Role of Satisfaction with Leisure/Travel/Tourism Services and Experience in Satisfaction with Leisure Life and Overall Life.
SourceJournal of Business Research, 1999, Vol. 44, 153 - 163
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296397001975
PublicScientists , university, USA 1995
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Non-Response86%
Respondents N =2700

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with non-leisure domains
Page in Source 158,159,163
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport on following questions:
I'm generally happy with: 
a: my job
b: my family situation
c: my personal health
d: my relationship with other people such as relatives
e: my community and neighborhood
f: my standard of living and financial situation

Rated on a 5-point numerical scale
Observed distributiona:: M=3,8; SD=1,0; b: M=4,0; SD=0,99; c: M=4,0; SD= 0,91; d. M=4,1; SD=0,78; e: M=3,9; SD=0,88; f: M=3,6; SD=1,10
Error EstimatesCronbach's alpha: not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-Sum-g-mq-v-5-aßL=+.53 p < .01
Beta's controlled for satisfaction with:
- travel/tourism services
- travel/tourism experiences
- leisure life
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Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyNeal et al. (1999): study US 1995
TitleThe Role of Satisfaction with Leisure/Travel/Tourism Services and Experience in Satisfaction with Leisure Life and Overall Life.
SourceJournal of Business Research, 1999, Vol. 44, 153 - 163
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296397001975
PublicScientists , university, USA 1995
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Non-Response86%
Respondents N =2700

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with travel/tourism on life satisfaction
Page in Source 158,159,163
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Combined predictors satisfaction with:
A: travel/tourism services
B: tourism experiences
C: leisure life
D: non-leisure life

Rated on a 5-point numerical scale
Observed distributionA: M=3,9; SD=0,78; B: M=4,1; SD=0,81; C:M=3,3; SD=0,93; D: M=3,9; SD=0,70
Error EstimatesCronbach's alpha: A=0,88; B=0,89; C=0,66; D= not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-Sum-g-mq-v-5-aR²=.47
A+B+C+D
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Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyKamp Dush & Amato (2005): study US 1992
TitleConsequences of Relationship Status and Quality for Subjective Well-Being
SourceJournal of Social and Personal Relationships, 2005, Vol.22, 607 - 627
DOIDOI:10.1177/026540750506438
Public19+ aged, United States, 1992-97
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =691

Correlate
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in Source 615, 616
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with:       
a:home 
b:neighborhood 
c:relatives 
d:friends 
e:job 
f:financial situation 
g:leisure pursuits

Rated on a 5-point numerical scale
1: not very satisfied to
5: very satisfied.

The mean of the ratings was used as overall measure of 
life satisfaction.
Error Estimatesalpha=.65

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-afr=+.44 p < .05


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyEstwing-Ferrans & Powers (1992): study US 1987
TitlePsychometric Assessment of the Quality of Life Index.
SourceResearch in Nursing & Health, 1992, Vol. 15, 29 - 38
PublicRenal patients, USA 199?
SampleProbability systematic sample
Non-Response54%
Respondents N =349

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with health and functioning
Page in Source 33,36
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with:
a. Usefulnes to others
b. Physical independence
c. Ability to meet family
   responsibilities
d. Own health
e. Stress or worries
f. Leisure time activities
g. Potentials for a happy old
   age/retirement
h. Ability to travel on vactions
i. Potential for long life
j. Sex life
k. Health care
l. Dialysis treatment

Rated: very dissatisfied (1) to very satisfied (6)
Remarks
First factor in analysis of responses to satisfaction 
inventory (Ferran & Powers 'Quality of life Index')
This factor was calculated after weighting the 
satisfaction responses with the paired importance 
responses, rated:very Unimportant(1) to very 
Important(6).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-g-sq-v-6-ar=+.59


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyEstwing-Ferrans & Powers (1992): study US 1987
TitlePsychometric Assessment of the Quality of Life Index.
SourceResearch in Nursing & Health, 1992, Vol. 15, 29 - 38
PublicRenal patients, USA 199?
SampleProbability systematic sample
Non-Response54%
Respondents N =349

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with Socio-economic situation.
Page in Source 33
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with:
a. Standard of living
b. Financial independence
c. Home(furniture, house, or apartment)
d. Job/unemployment
e. Neigborhood
f. Overall conditions in U.S.A.
g. Friends
h. Emotional support from others
i. Education

Rated: very dissatisfied (1) to very satisfied (6)
Remarks
Second factor in analysis of responses to satisfaction 
inventory (Ferran & Powers 'Quality of life Index')
This factor was calculated after weighting the 
satisfaction responses with the paired importance 
responses,
rated:very Unimportant(1) to very Important(6).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-g-sq-v-6-ar=.+54


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyEstwing-Ferrans & Powers (1992): study US 1987
TitlePsychometric Assessment of the Quality of Life Index.
SourceResearch in Nursing & Health, 1992, Vol. 15, 29 - 38
PublicRenal patients, USA 199?
SampleProbability systematic sample
Non-Response54%
Respondents N =349

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with Psychological/Spritual
Page in Source 33
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with:
a. Satisfaction with life
b. Happiness in general
c. Satisfaction with self in general
d. Achievement of personal goals
e. Peace of mind
f. Personal appearance
g. Personal faith in God

Rated: very dissatisfied (1) to very satisfied (6)
Remarks
Third factor in analysis of responses to satisfaction 
inventory (Ferran & Powers 'Quality of life Index').
Happiness is part of this factor
This factor was calculated after weighting the 
satisfaction responses with the paired importance 
responses,
rated:very Unimportant(1) to very important(6).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-g-sq-v-6-ar=+.90


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyMagnus & Diener (1991): study US 1986
TitleA Longitudinal Analysis of Personality, Life Events, and Subjective Well-Being.
SourcePaper presented at 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, 1991, Chicago, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/magnus_k_1991.pdf
PublicUniversity students, USA, followed 4 years 1986-1990
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =130

Correlate
Author's labelDomain satisfaction
Page in Source 26
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Domain satisfation ratings
Questions not reported
Remarks
Assessed at T1-T2;  4 years interval

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-ar=+.45 p < .05
T1 domain satisfaction by by T2 happiness
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.50 p < .05
T1 domain satisfaction by by T2 happiness
O-Sum-g-fi-?-7-ar=+.31 p < .05
T1 domain satisfaction by by T2 happiness
M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-ar=+.32 p < .05
T1 domain satisfaction by by T2 happiness


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyEstwing-Ferrans & Rolling-Ferrell (1990): study US 1985
TitleDevelopment of a Quality of Life Index for Patients with Cancer.
SourceOncology Nursing Forum, 1990, Supplemet to Vol. 17, 15 - 18
PublicFemale breast-cancer patients, USA, 198?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response61.8%
Respondents N =111

Correlate
Author's labelQuality o f Life Index-Cancer version
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Quality of Life Index-Cancer Version. The QLI-CV 
consists of two parts: the first measures satisfaction 
with various domains of life, and the second measures 
the importance of the same domains to the subject.
Ferrans & Powers, 1985.
Observed distributionM=17.85, SD=4.57
Remarks
To produce the QLI-CV, an extensive review of oncology 
literature was performed.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-6-cr=+.80


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyWozniak et al. (1993): study US 1985
TitleDomains of Subjective Well-Being in Farm Men and Women.
SourceJournal of Family and Economic Issues, 1993, Vol. 14, 97 - 114
Public18-65 aged farm-couples, USA, 1985
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response?
Respondents N =1110

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction
Page in Source 105-106
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Considering everything about your life at the present 
time, how would you rate your overall satisfaction with 
your:

a. Control of life?
b. Standard of living?
c. Farm Plans?
d. Children?
e. Farm income?
f. Household?
g. Retirement plans?
h. Farm tasks?

1: very dissatisfied
2: dissatisfied
3: neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4: satisfied
5: very satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-mR²=.47
Stepwise regression; R-squared cumulative:
a                .29
a+b              .38
a+b+c            .42
a+b+c+d          .44
a+b+c+d+e        .45
a+b+c+d+e+f      .46
a+b+c+d+e+f+g    .47
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h  .47


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyAbbey & Andrews (1985): study US Detroit 1984
TitleModeling the Psychological Determinants of Life-Quality.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1985, Vol. 16, 1 - 34
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00317657
PublicTranquilizer users, Detroit, USA, 1984
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response40%
Respondents N =675

Correlate
Author's labelCognitive evaluation of quality of life
Page in Source 16
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question: To what extent have the 
five areas of your life been what you wanted it to be?
a: self
b: personal life
c:, work life,
d: health
e: general quality of life-as-a-whole 
Rated:
1: not at all' to 'all
:
5 all

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-ACO-cw-mq-*-20-ar=+.82


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyAbbey & Andrews (1985): study US Detroit 1984
TitleModeling the Psychological Determinants of Life-Quality.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1985, Vol. 16, 1 - 34
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00317657
PublicTranquilizer users, Detroit, USA, 1984
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response40%
Respondents N =675

Correlate
Author's labelEvaluation of self
Page in Source 16
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Quality of life in the self domain, 4 domain specific 
items on delighted - terrible scale and one cognitive 
QOL, one positive affect QOL and one negative affect 
QOL item.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-ACO-cw-mq-*-20-ar=+.82


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyMcCrae (1986): study US Baltimore County, Maryland 1981
TitleWell-Being Scales do not Measure Social Desirability.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1986, Vol. 41, 390 - 392
PublicAdults, general public, Baltimore, USA, 1981
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =62

Correlate
Author's labelSummed domain satisfactions
Page in Source 391
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Life satisfaction index to measure satisfaction with 14 
areas of life domains (family, job, health, etc..)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.62 p < .001
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-arpc=+.50 p < .001
rpc controlled for Social desirability
assessed on the basis of responses to the MMPI
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.73 p < .001
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-arpc=+.64 p < .001
rpc controlled for Social desirability
assessed on the basis of responses to the MMPI


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyBaker & Intagliata (1982): study US 1981
TitleQuality of Life in the Evaluation of Community Support Systems.
SourceEvaluation and Program Planning, 1982, Vol. 5, 69 - 79
DOIdoi:10.1016/0149-7189(82)90059-3
PublicMental patients shortly after change in institutional setting, USA, 1981
Sample
Non-Response-
Respondents N =118

Correlate
Author's labelTotal satisfaction on life domains
Page in Source 77
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
15 item-index of direct questions about satisfaction 
with:
a:  housing of residence
b:  neighborhood
c: food
d: clothing
e: health
f:  people you live with
g: friends
h: family
i:  other people
j: job/day/work programming
k: use of leisure time
l: what you do in the community for fun
m:services and facilities
n: economic situation
o: the place you live now, compared  with the state 
hospital

Scored on a 7-point pictorial faces scale.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.64 p < .001


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyAndrews (1991): study US 1980
TitleStability and Change in Levels and Structure of Subjective Well-Being: USA 1972 and 1988.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1991, Vol. 25, 1 - 30
DOIDOI: 10.1007/BF00727649
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 1972-1988
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2985

Correlate
Author's labelLife aspect satisfactions
Page in Source 20
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:    
1: fun
2: accomplishments
3: family income
4: use of spare time
5: national government
6: health

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aRa²=.40
1972
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aRa²=.43
1988


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyHawkins & Booth (2005): study US 1980
TitleUnhappily Ever After: Effects of Long-Term, Low-Quality Marriages on Well-Being.
SourceSocial Forces, 2005, Vol. 84, 451 - 471
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/3598312
PublicCouples, USA, followed 12 years, 1980-1992
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response35%
Respondents N =1150

Correlate
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in Source 458
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
How much satisfaction do you get from …?

Six item summed scale that assesses how satisfied 
respondents are with their neighborhoods, jobs, homes, 
friends, leisure time and family.
Answers ranged from 1= non to 5= a great deal
Observed distributionM=23.84, SD=3.57, Range 6-30
Error EstimatesAlpha = .62
Remarks
Assessed at T4 (1992)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-adr=+.39 p < .001
T4 happiness by T4 summed domain satisfaction
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-adr=+.26 p < .001
T1 happiness (1980) by T4 summed domain 
satisfaction (12 years interval)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyMcCrae & Costa (1991): study US Baltimore County, Maryland 1979
TitleAdding 'Liebe und Arbeit': The Full Five Factor Model and Well-Being.
SourcePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1991, Vol. 17, 227 - 232
PublicSingle males and couples Baltimore USA, followed 7 years, 1979-86
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =429

Correlate
Author's labelLife Satisfaction Index
Page in Source 22
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Index of closed questions on satisfaction with 14 
distinct areas in life, including health, money, 
neighborhood and work (LSI)
Remarks
Assessed at T1(1979) and T2(1981)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.60 p < .01
T1 happiness (O-DT) by T1 LSI
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.50 p < .01
T1 happiness (A-AB) by T1 summed domain 
satisfactions
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.69 p < .01
T2 happiness (O-DT) by T2 LSI
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=+.55 p < .01
T2 happiness (A-AB) by T2 happiness (LSI)


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyShichman & Cooper (1984): study US 1979
TitleLife Satisfaction and Sex-Role Concept.
SourceSex Roles, 1984, Vol. 11, 227 - 240
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00287516
PublicAdults, students and churchmembers, USA, 197?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response5,9 %
Respondents N =217

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with various domains of life
Page in Source 235
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Single direct questions on both satisfaction and 
dissatisfaction with various aspects of life.

Joint effect of satisfaction with:
- Achieving goals
- Marriage
- Financial situation
- Hobbies
- Occupation
- Religious activities
- Sports
- Community activities 

Joint effect of dissatisfaction with:
- Uncertainties
- Financial situation
- Marriage
- Achieving goals
- Lack of time
- Conflicts
- Occupation
- Relations with friends
Remarks
             
              
            
               

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-aR²=+.34
            
               
                 
             
                 
               
                   
                    
              
                     
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-aR²=+.43


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCosta & McCrae (1980): study US 1976
TitleInfluence of Extraversion and Neuroticism on Subjective Well-Being: Happy and Unhappy People.
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1980, Vol. 38, 668 - 678
Public35-85 aged white males (largely veterans), USA, 1976
Sample
Non-ResponseT1:21%; T2:18%; T3:27%; T4:46%
Respondents N =1100

Correlate
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in Source 672-673
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Life Satisfaction Index. 9-item index of closed 
questions about satisfaction with
a: work
b: health
c: money
d: appearance
e: self-respect
f:  getting along with others
g: love
h: sex
i: religious faith:

Each rated on a 5-point scale.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-br=+.40 p < .001
T1-T4 Happiness (A-AB) by T2 summed domain 
satisfactions. 

Happiness (Hedonic level) sum of scores at T1, T2, 
T3, and T4 (3 month-intervals).


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyCutler (1976): study US 1974
TitleMembership in Different Types of Voluntary Associations and Psychological Well-Being.
SourceGerontologist, 1976, Vol. 16, 335 - 339
Public65+, aged, USA,1974-1975
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =438

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction index
Page in Source 336
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
For each area of life I am going to name tell me the 
number (on the card) that shows how much satisfaction 
you get from that area:
A. the city or place you live in.
B. your none-working activities - hobbies and so on.
C. your family life
D. your friendships

1. none
2. a little
3. some
4. a fair amount
5. quite a bit
6. a great deal
7. a very great deal

Actual scores on the index range from 4 (lowest 
satisfaction) to 28 (highest satisfaction).
Observed distributionM = 23,5
Remarks
Scores reversed by WDH team.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ar=+.27 p < .00


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyGlenn & Weaver (1981a): study US 1973
TitleThe Contribution of Marital Happiness to Global Happiness.
SourceJournal of Marriage and the Family, 1981, Vol. 43, 161-168
PublicMarrieds, USA, 1973-78
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =9000

Correlate
Author's labelJoint satisfaction
Page in Source 164
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:
a: Marriage
b: Work
c: Financial situation
d: Community
e: Non-working activities
f:  Family life
g: Friendships
h:  Health

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaR²=
Married persons working full-time:
- white men: .19  white women: .38
- black men: .16  black women: .03

All married women:
- white: .32  
- black: .23
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaR²=+
Married persons working full-time:
- white men: +.19  white women: +.38
- black men: +.16  blach women: +.03

All married women:
- white: +.32  
- black: +.23


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyBrenner (1975): study US Various places 1972
TitleEnjoyment as a Preventive of Depressive Affect.
SourceJournal of Community Psychology, 1975, Vol. 3, 346 - 357
DOIDOI: 10.1002/1520-6629
Public18+ aged, general public, country and big city, USA, 1972
Sample
Non-Response19% in Washington, and 25% in Kansas City.
Respondents N =2168

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with major life areas
Page in Source 354
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
6-item index of closed questions on problems with 
housing, neighborhood, friends, occupation, marriage, 
and children, rated on 7-point scales. Unhappy with one 
or more / not unhappy with any / satisfied with all 6 
of these areas.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-bG=+.50 p < .001
Each satisfaction was significantly related (001) 
to enjoyment.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyBharadwaj & Wilkening (1977): study US Wisconsin 1972
TitleThe Prediction of Perceived Well-Being.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1977, Vol. 4, 421 - 439
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00353143
Public18+ aged, general public, Wisconsin, USA, 197?
Sample
Non-Response12%
Respondents N =1423

Correlate
Author's labelJoint effect
Page in Source 430
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Joint effect of  satisfaction with family-life, 
standard of living, work, health, sparetime activities, 
income,community, housing, food, spiritual matters, 
education, organizational involvement, natural 
environment, national government.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-aR²=.25
males     R²:.20   females         R²:.31
AGE                INCOME
under 30  R²:.27   under $4000     R²:.24
30-49     R²:.38   $4000- 7999     R²:.23
50-64     R²:.25   $8000-15999     R²:.30
over 65   R²:.27   over $16000     R²:.25
O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-aRa²=.24
males     Ra²':.18  females        Ra²':.30
AGE                INCOME
under 30  Ra²':.24 under $4000     Ra²':.21
30-49     Ra²':.36 $4000- 7999     Ra²':.20
50-64     Ra²':.23 $8000-15999     Ra²':.28
over 65   Ra²':.24 over $16000     Ra²':.20


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, May 1972
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response24%
Respondents N =1297

Correlate
Author's labelConcerns
Page in Source 124/146
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:
1.  efficacy index (ABCDE)
2.  family index (ABCDE)
3.  money index (ABCDE)
4.  amount of fun (ABCDE)
5.  house/apartment (ABCDE)
6.  things do with family (ABCDE)
7.  time to do things (ABDE)
8.  young people think (AB)
9.  spare-time activities (ABDE)
10. recreation index (AB)
11. national govt. index (ABDE)
12. consumer index (ABDE)
13. local govt. index (AB)
14. housework (AB)
15. media index (AB)
16. your health (ABDE)
17. cost index (A)
18. schools in area (A)
19. services in nghbrhd. (A)
20. close adult relatives (A)
21. natural environment (A)
22. comfortable people (A)
23. neighborhood index (A)
24. people over 40 think (A)
25. organisations belong to (A)
26. weather (A)
27. friends index (A)
28. job index (ADE)
29. religious faith (A)
30. getting on with people (A)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aR²=.55
A. /All 30 satisfactions
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aR²=.54
B. /16  domain satisfactions with high ß's only
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aR²=.49
C. /6   domain satisfactions with high ß's only
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aR²=.52
D. /selected 12 domain satisfactions with ß's only
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aR²=.51
E. /selected 12 domain satisfactions


                        Variance explained
                    --------------------------- 
Sub-group           N       Model I    Model II
                            (%)        (%)
All respondents     1297    52         52

Males               547     50         54
Females             750     53         55

16-29 years old     358     52         59
16-29 houshold
      head/spouse   276     -          63
30-44 years         356     60         69
45-59 years         275     50         61
45-64 years         363     49         56
60-97 years         305     45         53

Low SES             337     48         57
Mid SES             268     52         56
High SES            408     53         60

Employed men        413     -          58

Low income          480     52         57
Medium income       346     50         60
High income         403     49         56

Married             890     48         49
Nonmarried          406     56         61

0-11 grades of
    school          423     54         63
High school gra-
    duate           307     54         64
Some college educ.  330     -          58
College degree      223     47         60

Married & employed  512     -          55

Blacks              115     50         -


Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyHsieh (2016): study US 1971
TitleDomain Importance in Subjective Well-Being Measures
SourceSocial Indicators Research 127: 777-792
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-015-0977-7
Public18+ aged, general public, USA 1971
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2164

Correlate
Author's labelsum of ten domain satisfaction scores
Page in Source 784, 789
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Rating of 10 life domains on
A  satisfaction 
B  perceived importance
- housing
- community
- finances
- leisure/hobbies
- family life
- friendships
- health
- government
- job
- organizations
- marriage
- religious faith

Both A and B rated on 7 step verbal reponse scale
Remarks
8 clusters of importance were identified using two 
methods of cluster analysis: 1: Latent cluster analysis 
and 2: a cluster analysis that minimizes within-group 
variation while maximizing between-group variation

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-aDM=
Average happiness in importance clusters of domain 
satisfactions
cluster 1    M = 2,73  SD = 1,40  N = 234
cluster 2    M = 2,59  SD = 1,45  N = 301
cluster 3    M = 2,58  SD = 1,58  N = 298
cluster 4    M = 2,35  SD = 1,16  N = 334
cluster 5    M = 2,34  SD = 1,16  N = 191
cluster 6    M = 2,33  SD = 1,52  N = 222
cluster 7    M = 2,39  SD = 1,43  N = 236
cluster 8    M = 3,33  SD = 1,66  N = 110
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-ar=+
Correlation of happiness with summed domain 
satisfactions in 8 importance clusters
    
          cluster method 1   cluster method 2
cluster 1     +.49               +.61
cluster 2     +.60               +.51
cluster 3     +.61               +.65
cluster 4     +.55               +.51
cluster 5     +.68               +.42
cluster 6     +.61               +.64
cluster 7     +.56               +.57
cluster 8     +.59               +.66

Some of the correlations differ significantly:
- method 1: cluster 1 < 3, 5, 6
- method 2: cluster 5 < 3, 7, 8


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study AU 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1104

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with family life, work and leisure
Page in Source 41/5
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Direct question: "How satisfied are youwith each of the 
following three areasin your life?": 
-family life 
-work 
-free time
Responses coded either 'satisfied' or'not satisfied' 
and categorized asfollows:
a  satisfied with all three areas
b  satisfied with two: family + work
c  satisfied with two: family + leisure
d  satisfied with two: work + leisure e e  satisfied 
with one only: family
f  satisfied with one only: work
g  satisfied with one only: leisure
h  satisfied with none

1. h
2. g+f+e
3. d+c+b
4. a

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.55 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.55 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etc=+.22 p < .01
% very happy:
a   56
b   33
c   37
d   23
e   12
f    5
g    4
h   29
All 46
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atc=+.23 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study BR 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
PublicAdult, general public, metropolitan areas Brazil, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with family life, work and leisure
Page in Source 99/103
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Direct question: "How satisfied are youwith each of the 
following three areasin your life?": 
-family life 
-work 
-free time
Responses coded either 'satisfied' or'not satisfied' 
and categorized asfollows:
a  satisfied with all three areas
b  satisfied with two: family + work
c  satisfied with two: family + leisure
d  satisfied with two: work + leisure e e  satisfied 
with one only: family
f  satisfied with one only: work
g  satisfied with one only: leisure
h  satisfied with none

1. h
2. g+f+e
3. d+c+b
4. a

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.60 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.58 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etc=+.35 p < .01
% very happy:
a   56
b   27
c   43
d   22
e   13
f    8
g   20
h   10
All 40
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atc=+.37 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study CA 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Canada, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1012

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with family life, work and leisure
Page in Source 157/161
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Direct question: "How satisfied are youwith each of the 
following three areasin your life?": 
-family life 
-work 
-free time
Responses coded either 'satisfied' or'not satisfied' 
and categorized asfollows:
a  satisfied with all three areas
b  satisfied with two: family + work
c  satisfied with two: family + leisure
d  satisfied with two: work + leisure e e  satisfied 
with one only: family
f  satisfied with one only: work
g  satisfied with one only: leisure
h  satisfied with none

1. h
2. g+f+e
3. d+c+b
4. a

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.54 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.66 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etc=+.23 p < .01
% very happy:
a   48
b   29
c   32
d   12
e    4
f    0
g   14
h   24
All 39
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atc=+.28 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

StudyVentegodt (1996): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet hos 4500 31-33-arige. (The Quality of Life of 4500 31-33-Years-Olds).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =4611

Correlate
Author's labelfeelings at home,at work, at leisure time
Page in Source 430
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Family, work and leisure time
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: All:4541; %:1:0,1; 2:1,0; 3:8,7; 4:53,0; 5:37,1
Remarks
Made up of the questions:
"How do you feel when you are at home ?"
"How do you feel when you are at work?"
"How do you feel in your leisure time?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.59 p < .00
1: Ms=1.25
2: Ms=2.66
3: Ms=5.00
4: Ms=7.45
5: Ms=9.01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.61 p < .00
1: Ms=1.25
2: Ms=1.91
3: Ms=4.43
4: Ms=7.10
5: Ms=8.79
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.60 p < .00
1: Ms=2.09
2: Ms=3.04
3: Ms=4.70
4: Ms=6.63
5: Ms=8.25


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labelfamily, work, leisure
Page in Source 406
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Family, work and leisure time
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well
Observed distributionN: all:1398, 1:1, 2:13, 3:103, 4:712, 5:569
Remarks
Made up of the questions:
"How do you feel when you are at home ?"
"How do you feel when you are at work?"
"How do you feel in your leisure time?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.60 p < .00
 1: Mt=-
 2: Mt=2.50
 3: Mt=5.26
 4: Mt=7.45
 5: Mt=8.90
All Mt=7.83
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.60 p < .00
 1: Mt=-
 2: Mt=2.11
 3: Mt=4.76
 4: Mt=7.06
 5: Mt=8.64
All Mt=7.49
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.56 p < .00
 1: Mt=-
 2: Mt=2.89
 3: Mt=4.79
 4: Mt=6.54
 5: Mt=8.08
All Mt=7.00


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study XZ Germany West 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1020

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with family life, work and leisure
Page in Source 737/41
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Direct question: "How satisfied are youwith each of the 
following three areasin your life?": 
-family life 
-work 
-free time
Responses coded either 'satisfied' or'not satisfied' 
and categorized asfollows:
a  satisfied with all three areas
b  satisfied with two: family + work
c  satisfied with two: family + leisure
d  satisfied with two: work + leisure e e  satisfied 
with one only: family
f  satisfied with one only: work
g  satisfied with one only: leisure
h  satisfied with none

1. h
2. g+f+e
3. d+c+b
4. a

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.62 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.75 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etc=+.36 p < .01
% very happy:
a   19
b    9
c    9
d   10
e    0
f    0
g    4
h    1
All 12
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atc=+.42 p < .01
a   30
b   10
c    6
d    8
e    8
f    0
g    7
h    1 
All 17


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study FR 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, France, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with family life, work and leisure
Page in Source 215/9
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Direct question: "How satisfied are youwith each of the 
following three areasin your life?": 
-family life 
-work 
-free time
Responses coded either 'satisfied' or'not satisfied' 
and categorized asfollows:
a  satisfied with all three areas
b  satisfied with two: family + work
c  satisfied with two: family + leisure
d  satisfied with two: work + leisure e e  satisfied 
with one only: family
f  satisfied with one only: work
g  satisfied with one only: leisure
h  satisfied with none

1. h
2. g+f+e
3. d+c+b
4. a

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.50 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.76 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etc=+.29 p < .01
% very happy:
a   24
b   18
c   11
d    2
e   10
f    4
g    0
h    1
All 16
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atc=+.45 p < .01
a   24
b   10
c    6
d    4
e    3
f    4
g    0
h    1
All 14


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study IN 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, India, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with family life, work and leisure
Page in Source 273/7
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Direct question: "How satisfied are youwith each of the 
following three areasin your life?": 
-family life 
-work 
-free time
Responses coded either 'satisfied' or'not satisfied' 
and categorized asfollows:
a  satisfied with all three areas
b  satisfied with two: family + work
c  satisfied with two: family + leisure
d  satisfied with two: work + leisure e e satisfied 
with one only: family
f  satisfied with one only: work
g  satisfied with one only: leisure
h  satisfied with none

1. h
2. g+f+e
3. d+c+b
4. a

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.77 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.75 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etc=+.46 p < .01
% very happy:
a 23
b  7
c 11
d  3
e  2
f  2
g  5
h  0 
All 14
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atc=+.47 p < .01
a 21
b  5
c  3
d  8
e  0
f  2
g  0
h  0
All 12


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study IT 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Italy, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1042

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with family life, work and leisure
Page in Source 331/5
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Direct question: "How satisfied are youwith each of the 
following three areasin your life?": 
-family life 
-work 
-free time
Responses coded either 'satisfied' or'not satisfied' 
and categorized asfollows:
a  satisfied with all three areas
b  satisfied with two: family + work
c  satisfied with two: family + leisure
d  satisfied with two: work + leisure e e  satisfied 
with one only: family
f  satisfied with one only: work
g  satisfied with one only: leisure
h  satisfied with none

1. h
2. g+f+e
3. d+c+b
4. a

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.60 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.70 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atc=+.44 p < .01
a   18
b    6
c    8
d    7
e    1
f    2
g    3
h    1
All  8
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etc=+.37 p < .01
% very happy:
a   18
b   10
c   11
d    2
e    5
f    0
g    3
h    1
All 10


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study JP 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Japan, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1574

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with family life, work and leisure
Page in Source 389/93
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Direct question: "How satisfied are you with each of 
the following three areasin your life?": 
-family life 
-work 
-free time
Responses coded either 'satisfied' or 'not satisfied' 
and categorized as follows:
a  satisfied with all three areas
b  satisfied with two: family + work
c  satisfied with two: family + leisure
d  satisfied with two: work + leisure e e  satisfied 
with one only: family
f  satisfied with one only: work
g  satisfied with one only: leisure
h  satisfied with none

1. h
2. g+f+e
3. d+c+b
4. a

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-abG=+.80 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.76 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etc=+.53 p < .01
% very happy:
a   28
b   18
c   10
d    0
e   10
f    3
g    3
h    4
All 12
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-abtc=+.53 p < .01
a   16
b    5
c    4
d    0
e    3
f    1
g    0
h    0
All  5


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

StudyLew & Park (1998): study KR 1996
TitleEconomic Development, Housing Standards, and Quality of Life in South Korea.
SourceDevelopment and Society, 1998, Vol. 27, 51 - 66
Public20-60 aged, general public, South Korea, 1996
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Responsenot rep
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with personal relation and health
Page in Source 61
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Factor extracted from responses on questions on 
domainsatisfactions.
Loads high on satisfaction with
-affection
-family
-friendship
-health
-domestic work

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-fBeta=+.40 p < .001
Beta controlled for
-satisfaction with social security and social
 life
-satisfaction with social-economic status
-satisfaction with child-raising and education


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study KR 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, urban areas, South Korea, 1972
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =997

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with family life, work and leisure
Page in Source 563/7
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Direct question: "How satisfied are youwith each of the 
following three areasin your life?": 
-family life 
-work 
-free time
Responses coded either 'satisfied' or'not satisfied' 
and categorized asfollows:
a  satisfied with all three areas
b  satisfied with two: family + work
c  satisfied with two: family + leisure
d  satisfied with two: work + leisure e e  satisfied 
with one only: family
f  satisfied with one only: work
g  satisfied with one only: leisure
h  satisfied with none

1. h
2. g+f+e
3. d+c+b
4. a

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.65 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.67 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atc=+.42 p < .01
a    11
b     2
c     0
d     0
e     0
f     0
g     0
h     0
All   2
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etc=+.38 p < .01
% very happy:
a   14
b    9
c    7
d    0
e    3
f    2
g    3
h    1
All  5


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study PH 1979 /1
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Phillippines, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =996

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with family life, work and leisure
Page in Source 447/51
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Direct question: "How satisfied are youwith each of the 
following three areasin your life?": 
-family life 
-work 
-free time
Responses coded either 'satisfied' or'not satisfied' 
and categorized asfollows:
a  satisfied with all three areas
b  satisfied with two: family + work
c  satisfied with two: family + leisure
d  satisfied with two: work + leisure e e  satisfied 
with one only: family
f  satisfied with one only: work
g  satisfied with one only: leisure
h  satisfied with none

1. N
2. g+f+e
3. d+c+b
4. a

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.71 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.58 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atc=+.37 p < .01
a 26
b  9
c 14
d 11
e  7
f  3
g  7
h  3
all 18
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etc=+.32 p < .01
% very happy:
a 24
b 11
c 16
d 15
e 12
f  6
g  3
h  3
All 18


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study GB 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1972
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =987

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with family life, work and leisure
Page in Source 621/5
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Direct question: "How satisfied are youwith each of the 
following three areasin your life?": 
-family life 
-work 
-free time
Responses coded either 'satisfied' or'not satisfied' 
and categorized asfollows:
a  satisfied with all three areas
b  satisfied with two: family + work
c  satisfied with two: family + leisure
d  satisfied with two: work + leisure e e  satisfied 
with one only: family
f  satisfied with one only: work
g  satisfied with one only: leisure
h  satisfied with none

1. h
2. g+f+e
3. d+c+b
4. a

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.71 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.72 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atc=+.30 p < .01
a  54
b  16
c  25
d  11
e   2
f   0
g  22
h   0
All 42
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etc=+.30 p < .01
% very happy:
a  59
b  21
c  33
d  26
e  16
f   0
g  28
h   4
All 47


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + leisure + work
Subject code: L04ad02a

Study~Leisure Development Cen (1980): study US 1979
TitleSurvey of Values in 13 Countries.
SourceWorking Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~LeisureDevelopmentCentre_1980.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1979
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1127

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with family life, work and leisure
Page in Source 679/83
Our classificationFamily + leisure + work, code L04ad02a
Operationalization
Direct question: "How satisfied are youwith each of the 
following three areasin your life?": 
-family life 
-work 
-free time
Responses coded either 'satisfied' or'not satisfied' 
and categorized asfollows:
a  satisfied with all three areas
b  satisfied with two: family + work
c  satisfied with two: family + leisure
d  satisfied with two: work + leisure e e  satisfied 
with one only: family
f  satisfied with one only: work
g  satisfied with one only: leisure
h  satisfied with none

1. h
2. g+f+e
3. d+c+b
4. a

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-aG=+.72 p < .01
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-eG=+.63 p < .01
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-atc=+.35 p < .01
a   48
b   11
c   30
d   17
e   12
f    6
g   11
h    0
All 37
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-etc=+.28 p < .01
% very happy:
a   52
b   20
c   38
d   19
e   14
f    6
g   11
h    3
All 42


Correlational finding on Happiness and Health + income + family
Subject code: L04ad02b

StudyMedley (1976): study US 1971
TitleSatisfaction with Life among Persons 65 Years and Older: A Causal Model.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1976, Vol. 31, 448 - 455
Public65+ aged, USA, 1971
Sample
Non-Response-
Respondents N =301

Correlate
Author's labelJoint effects
Page in Source 452
Our classificationHealth + income + family, code L04ad02b
Operationalization
Family income
Satisfaction with:
- health
- standard of living
- family life

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-Sum-c-mq-*-0-cR²=
Males  R²= .45     Females R²= .46


Correlational finding on Happiness and Dwelling + leisure + social life
Subject code: L04ad02c

StudyGehmacher (1987a): study AT 1987
TitleGebaude Gemeinschaft. (Builded Community).
SourceSWS Rundschau, 1987, Vol. 27, 147 - 156
URLhttp://www.sws-rundschau.at/
PublicResidents housing estates, Vienna, Austria, 1987
Sample
Non-Response?
Respondents N =218

Correlate
Author's labelJoint satisfactions
Page in Source 150
Our classificationDwelling + leisure + social life, code L04ad02c
Operationalization
Single direcy questions on satisfaction with:
a. housing
b. leisure
c. social contacts
d. activities

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-bR²=.41
Contact-facilities in housing estate:
- high  R²=.40
- low   R²=.36
M-FH-cm-sq-v-5-aR²=.23
- high R²=.17
- low  R²=.18


Correlational finding on Happiness and Dwelling + leisure + social life
Subject code: L04ad02c

StudyLew & Park (1998): study KR 1996
TitleEconomic Development, Housing Standards, and Quality of Life in South Korea.
SourceDevelopment and Society, 1998, Vol. 27, 51 - 66
Public20-60 aged, general public, South Korea, 1996
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Responsenot rep
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with social security and cultural life
Page in Source 61
Our classificationDwelling + leisure + social life, code L04ad02c
Operationalization
Factor extracted from responses on questions on 
domainsatisfactions.
Loads high on satisfaction with
-social security
-public safety
-cultural life
-leisure
-informatisation

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-fBeta=+.03 ns
Beta controlled for
-satisfaction with economic status
-satisfaction with personal relation and health
-satisfaction with child-raising and education


Correlational finding on Happiness and Dwelling + leisure + social life
Subject code: L04ad02c

StudySigelman (1981): study US 1974
TitleIs Ignorance Bliss? A Reconsideration of the Folk Wisdom.
SourceHuman Relations, 1981, Vol. 34, 965 - 974
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1974-76
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2650

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with four areas of life
Page in Source 971
Our classificationDwelling + leisure + social life, code L04ad02c
Operationalization
7-point scale ranging from "none" to "a
very great deal" to indicate how much satisfaction they 
derive from: 
- the city or place in which they live
- their nonworking activities
- their family life 
- their friendships

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aar=<.40 p < .01


Correlational finding on Happiness and Health + family + work
Subject code: L04ad02d

Study~Philips Nederland (1966): study NL 1964
TitleDe Nederlandse Huisvrouw. (The Dutch Houswife.)
SourceNIPO assigned by Philips Nederland, 1966, Eindhoven, Netherlands
PublicHousewives, The Netherlands, 1964
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =450

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with marriage, job, and health
Page in Source 67
Our classificationHealth + family + work, code L04ad02d
Operationalization
Factor analysis on the basis of answers on direct 
closed questions.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-aV=+.68


Correlational finding on Happiness and Health + education + job
Subject code: L04ad02e

StudyShu & Zhu (2009): study CN 2006
TitleThe Quality of Life iin China.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 191 - 225
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9350-4
Public20-69 aged, general public, China, 2006
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2000

Correlate
Author's labelPersonal life sphere
Page in Source 215
Our classificationHealth + education + job, code L04ad02e
Operationalization
Self report on three questions: How satisfied are you 
with ...
a your health
b your education
c your job.
Rated:
-2 very dissatisfied
-1 somewhat dissatisfied
 0 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
+1 somewhat satisfied
+2 very satisfied
Observed distributiona: M=0,67, 56.5% satisfied, 9.4% dissatisfied b: M=0.15, 32.5% satisfied, 21.1% dissatisfied c: M=0.05, 30.7% satisfied, 26.5% dissatisfied Average M=0.29

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mOR=1.03 ns
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-bOR=1.08 ns
C-W-u-sq-v-4-cOR=0.96 ns
M-ACO---mq-v-7-ab=+.04 ns
OR and B controled for
- gender
- age cohort
- educational attainment
- marital status
- household income
- unemployed
- rural residency
- value priorities
- lifestyle


Correlational finding on Happiness and Leisure + spiritual life
Subject code: L04ad02f

StudyMichalos (2003): study CA Prince George 2001
TitlePolicing Services and The Quality of Life.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2003, Vol. 61, 1 - 18
DOIDOI: 10.1023/A:1021259917948
PublicAdults, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 2001
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response72%
Respondents N =687

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with your spiritual fulfilment
Page in Source 13-14
Our classificationLeisure + spiritual life, code L04ad02f
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:

Here are some features of people’s lives affecting them 
today.  Please indicate how satisfied you are with each 
of them.... 
How satisfied are you with your spititual fulfilment?
1  very dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
3  a little dissatisfied
4  about evenly balanced
5  a little satisfied
6  somewhat satisfied
7  very satisfied
Observed distributionM = 5.2

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-fBeta= ns
O-QLS-c-sq-v-7-bBeta= ns
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-fBeta= ns
Beta'controlled for satisfaction with 
- your house
- your family relations
- your living partner
- your job
- your friendships
- your health
- your financial security
- your recreational activities
- your self-esteem
- your local policing services


Correlational finding on Happiness and Leisure + spiritual life
Subject code: L04ad02f

StudyShu & Zhu (2009): study CN 2006
TitleThe Quality of Life iin China.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 191 - 225
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9350-4
Public20-69 aged, general public, China, 2006
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2000

Correlate
Author's labelNonmaterial life sphere
Page in Source 215
Our classificationLeisure + spiritual life, code L04ad02f
Operationalization
Self report on two questions: How satisfied are you 
with ...
a your spiritual life
b your leisure
Rated:
-2 very dissatisfied
-1 somewhat dissatisfied
 0 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
+1 somewhat satisfied
+2 very satisfied
Observed distributiona: M=0.33, 39.4% satisfied, 14.9% dissatisfied b: M=0.12, 30.3% satisfied, 20.4% dissatisfied Average M=0.23

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mOR=1.09 p < .05
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-bOR=1.19 p < .00
C-W-u-sq-v-4-cOR=0.98 ns
M-ACO---mq-v-7-ab=+.09 p < .00
OR and B controled for
- gender
- age cohort
- educational attainment
- marital status
- household income
- unemployed
- rural residency
- value priorities
- lifestyle


Correlational finding on Happiness and Family + economy + work + intimates + self
Subject code: L04ad02g

StudyRojas (2008): study MX 2001
TitleExperienced Poverty and Income Poverty in Mexico: A Subjective Well-Being Approach.
SourceWorld Development, 2008, Vol. 36, 1078 - 1093
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X08000442
DOIDOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.10.005
PublicGeneral public, five states, Mexico, 2001
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response4
Respondents N =1536

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction in seven domains
Page in Source Table 6
Our classificationFamily + economy + work + intimates + self, code L04ad02g
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with 
  a.Health
   -physical health
   -availability and quality of medical services
  b.Economics
   -How satisfied are you with your income?; 
   -How satisfied with what you can purchase?;
   -How satisfied are you with your housing condition?; 

   -How satisfied are you with your household's 
financial situation?
  c.Job 
   -job's activity, responsibilities, working shifts;
   -hierarchical working relationships
  d.Family 
   -spouse or stable partner relationship;
   -children relationship; 
   -rest-of-family relationship
  e.Friendship 
   -friends; 
   -availability of time to spend with them
  f.Self 
   -recreational and leisure activities;   
   -availability of time to pursue hobbies and 
interests
  g.Community 
   -community services; 
   -trust in local authorities; 
   -neighbors


Each question is rated:
1  extremely unsatisfied
2  very unsatisfied
3  unsatisfied
4  neither satisfied nor unsatisfied
5  satisfied
6  very satisfied
7 extremely satisfied
(same response scale as life satisfaction)
Remarks
Full questions were not reported for a, c, d, e, f, g;

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-cR²=,36
a + b + c + d + e + f + g


Correlational finding on Happiness and Comparative appraisals of life-as-a-whole
Subject code: L04ae

StudyMichalos et al. (2007): study CA British Columbia 2005
TitleHealth and Quality of Life of Older People: A Replication after Six Years.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 84, 127 - 158
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-006-9080-4
PublicElderly, British Columbia, Canada, 2005
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =656

Correlate
Author's labelAspirarion achievement discrepancies
Page in Source 153
Our classificationComparative appraisals of life-as-a-whole, code L04ae
Operationalization
Perceived difference between what one has in life and 
what..
a other people have
b one deserves
c one needs
d one had in the past
e one will have in the future
f best possible
g one wants

Each rated on 7 step scale
1 much difference (great gap)
2
3
4
5
6
7 no difference (no gap)
Remarks
Core 'gaps' in Michalos' Multiple Discrepacies Theory 
MDT

Gap g self-wants is an indicator of happiness type C-W

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-gR²=38
a: self-others    Beta = +.21 (05)
b: self-deserved  Beta =      (ns)
c: self-needs     Beta = +.14 (05)
d: self-progress  Beta =      (ns)
e: self-future    Beta =      (ns)
f: self-best      Beta =      (ns)
g: self-wants     Beta = +.36 (05)
O-QLS-c-sq-v-7-bR²=44
a: self-others    Beta = +.14 (05)
b: self-deserved  Beta =      (ns)
c: self-needs     Beta = +.20 (05)
d: self-progress  Beta =      (ns)
e: self-future    Beta =      (ns)
f: self-best      Beta = +.10 (05)
g: self-wants     Beta = +.34 (05)
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-fR²=41
a: self-others    Beta = +.15 (05)
b: self-deserved  Beta =      (ns)
c: self-needs     Beta = +.19 (05)
d: self-progress  Beta =      (ns)
e: self-future    Beta =      (ns)
f: self-best      Beta = +.09 (05)
g: self-wants     Beta = +.33 (05)
O-Sum-u-mq-n-7-bR²=47
a: self-others    Beta = +.14 (05)
b: self-deserved  Beta =      (ns)
c: self-needs     Beta = +.15 (05)
d: self-progress  Beta = +.10 (05)
e: self-future    Beta = -.07 (05)
f: self-best      Beta = +.22 (05)
g: self-wants     Beta = +.28 (05)
C-W-g-sq-v-7-aR²=49
a: self-others    Beta = +.26 (05)
b: self-deserved  Beta = +.18 (05)
c: self-needs     Beta = +.13 (05)
d: self-progress  Beta =      (ns)
e: self-future    Beta = +.08 (05)
f: self-best      Beta = +.21 (05)

Self-wants is dependent variable in this analysis

Beta's controled for:
- income
- other gaps


Correlational finding on Happiness and Comparative appraisals of life-as-a-whole
Subject code: L04ae

StudyGlatzer (1984): study XZ Germany West 1978
TitleDeterminanten der Zufriedenheit.(Determinants of Satisfaction.)
SourceGlatzer, W.;Zapf. W.;Eds.:"Lebensqualität in der Bundesrepublik", Campus verlag, 1984 Frankfurt, Germany, 234 - 245
Public18+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1978-1988
Sample
Non-Response?
Respondents N =2100

Correlate
Author's labelAlienation
Our classificationComparative appraisals of life-as-a-whole, code L04ae
Operationalization
Now I am going to read aloud some 
reactions on various life-problems.
Please tell me after each sentence if these answers ,if 
applied to yourself, would be : completely correct, 
rather correct, rather not correct, completely 
incorrect.

- 'I am often feeling lonesome'
- 'My work does not really give me
   any pleasure at all'
- 'Life has become so complicated       nowadays that I 
hardly feel
   anywhere at ease '

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-bSNR=
           eta         G          r          ß

1978      +.32        +.52      +.32       +.25
1980      +.34        +.56      +.33       +.27
1984      +.34        +.57      +.33       +.29
1988      +.33        +.53      +.33       +.27

ß's controlled for age, gender, perceived class 
and marital status.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-baSNR=
           eta         G          r          ß

1978      +.31       +.33       +.31       +.30
1980      +.31       +.33       +.30       +.27
1984      +.34       +.40       +.33       +.33
1988      +.32       +.37       +.32       +.28

ß's controlled for age, gender, perceived class 
and marital status.


Correlational finding on Happiness and Single-standard comparisons
Subject code: L04ae01

StudyMichalos (1985): study CA Guelph CMA 1985
TitleMultiple Discrepancies Theory.
SourceSoc