Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1994c): study ZZ Western nations 1940

Publication
Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleIs Happiness a Trait? Test of the Theory that a Better Society does not Make People any Happier.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1994, Vol. 32, 101 - 160
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/16155
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF01078732
Investigation
PublicVarious panels, followed 1 to 40 years, 1940-1990
Collect period1940 - 1990
 Nations include: Austria, Canada, Germany, Germany, Netherlands, USA
Survey nameNot available
SampleMixed samples
Respondents N =0
 Together the 26 studies involved more than 10.00 respondents
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 mostly
General remarksMeta-analysis of 26 longitudinal studies, detailed in Appendix 1 of the paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on questions: Various items about Overall happiness, Affect and Contentment
ClassificationM-ACO---*-*-0-a
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication111
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
timespan in yearsH04ab01cLong term happiness (< 10 years ago)