Findings on happiness in Mähönen et al. (2013): study ZZ Northern Europe 2008

Author(s)Mähönen, T.A.; Jasinskaja-Lathi, I; Leinonen, E.
TitleMet expectations and the well-being of diaspora immigrants: A longitudinal study
SourceInternational Journal of Psychology, 48(3), 324-33.
PublicRussian Diaspora migrants, Russia to Finland, followed 1.5 years, 2008-2010
Last assesment2010
 T0: April/May 2008 (approximately a year before migration), T1: October 2009/April 2010 (approximately half a year after migration)
Survey nameINPRES
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Sample collected at Finnish language courses that were part of the 'Immigration Training Program' organized by the Finnish authorities is Russia.
Respondents N =143
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf-report on single question: How happy, pleased or satisfied have you been with personal life during the past two weeks? Rated: 1 Not at all : 5 Very much
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication327-328
RemarksThe measure of happiness reported in the paper is the invalid 6-item General WellBeing Index GWBI. On request, the author re-did the analysis using this one valid question on happiness.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
EmigrationM07aa07Recent migration