Findings on happiness in Bartolini et al. (2009a): study ZZ 1986

Author(s)Bartolini, S.; Bilancini, E.; Sarracino, F.
TitleSociability predicts Happiness: World-wide Evidence from Time Series.
SourcePaper no. 579, University of Siena, Department of Economics, 2009, Siena, Italy
Public18+ aged, general public, 19 countries, 1986-2008
 Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Great Britain, United States
Collect period1986-2008
Last assesment2008
Survey nameWorldValuesSurv 1-5
 World Values Survey
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability sample within nations Nations selected from which at least 3 waves were available
Respondents N =40000
 Average sample size about 2000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Change in GDPN04aa02aEconomic growth/decline in nation
Change in social capitalN14ab03cSocial cohesion in nation
Country/regionN10abCurrent nation of residence