Findings on happiness in Ek et al. (2008): study FI Northern Finland 1997

Author(s)Ek, E; Järvelin, MR; Koiranen, M; Raatikka, VP; Taanila, A
TitlePsychosocial Factors as Mediators between Migration and Subjective Well-Being among Young Finnish Adults.
SourceSocial Science & Medicine, 2008, Vol. 66, 1545 -1556
Public31-aged general public, Finland, 1997-1998
Last assesment1998
Survey nameFI-Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort
 Wave 3 of a follow-up from birth
SampleNot available
 No sample: all live-born children included
Respondents N =5696
 79% of participants still living in Finland at age 31 in 1997 responded.
Non Response21%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf-report on single question Are you satisfied with life in general? 1: unsatisfied 2: moderate satisfied 3: very satisfied
Author's labelLife Satisfaction
Page in publication1547, 1549
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Active coping strategiesC11ab01Current coping-style
Attitude towards the futureH19abCurrent hope
Attitude towards the futureP05ceOptimistic, also classified as above ↑
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Employment historyE02aa01Earlier (un)employment
Living in Rural vs. Urban areaL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling
MigrationM09aa01dRecently moved
Passive coping strategiesC11ab01Current coping-style
Social supportS10ab01Amount of current support received