Findings on happiness in Peiro (2006): study ZZ 1995

Publication
Author(s)Peiro, A.
TitleHappiness, Satisfaction and Socio- Economic Conditions: Some International Evidence.
SourceThe Journal of Socio-Economics, 2006, Vol. 35, 348 - 356
DOIDOI:10.1016/j.socec.2005.11.042
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, 16 nations, 1995
 Argentina (N=1079), Australia (2048), Chile (1000), China (1500), Dominican Republic (417), Finland (987), Japan (1054), Nigeria (2769), Peru (1211), Russia (1961), Spain (1211), Sweden (1009), Taiwan (1452), USA (1542), Venezuela (1200).
Survey nameNot available
 World Values Survey 3
SampleMixed samples
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations.
Respondents N =16000
 2040
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.
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication12
Remarks Mean (3,13) is unweighted for number of respondents or populationsize in nations. Mean/SD in nations: Argentina 3,10/0,72; Australia 3,37/0,62; Chile 3,07/0,70; China 3,05/0,66; Dominican R. 3,05/0,78; Finland 3,15/0,57; Japan 3,23/0,63; Nigeria 3,23/0,84; Peru 2,91/0,82; Russia 2,50/0,73; Spain 3,05/0,59; Sweden 3,34/0,60; Taiwan 3,14/0,63; USA 3,40/0,63; Venezuela 3,48/0,64.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.13
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Author's labelLife Satisfaction
Page in publication12
RemarksMean (7,21) is unweighted for number of respondents or populationsize in nations. Mean/SD in nations: Argentina 6,93/2,31; Australia 7,58/1,88; Chile 6,92/2,14; China 6,83/2,42; Dominican R. 7,13/2,47; Finland 7,78/1,55; Japan 6,61/1,90; Nigeria 6,82/2,62; Peru 6,36/2,43; Russia 4,45/2,52; Spain 6,61/1,97; Sweden 7,77;1,81; Taiwan 6,89/2,03; USA 7,67/2,01; Venezuela 6,72/3,00. In the questionnaire this question on life-satisfaction was preceded by a question on satisfaction with one's financial situation.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.21
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Employment statusE02ab01Full-time home maker
Employment statusE02ad01Full-time vs part-time, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusE02ae03Self employed, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
HealthH14ab02aGlobal health rating
IncomeI01ab01Personal income
Marital statusM02aa03Married vs divorced
Marital statusM02aa01Married vs never married, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa02Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Number of childrenC03ab01Number of children