Findings on happiness in Bray & Gunnell (2006): study ZZ 1999

Author(s)Bray, I.; Gunnell, D.
TitleSuicide Rates, Life Satisfaction and Happiness as Markers for Population Mental Health.
SourceSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2006, Vol. 41, 333 - 337
PublicAdults,, general public, Europe, Multiple nations, 1999
Collect period2 years
Last assesment2000
Survey nameEU-EVS 1999/2000
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =32678
 responders per country 967-2500
Non Response34 %
 Non response per country varying from 5-75 %,
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication334
Finding used in
nation ranks

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.
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication334
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Mental Disorder rateN09ab01bbMental health in nation
Mental Health Prevalence rateN09ab01bbMental health in nation
SuicideN09ab01dcSuicide in nation