Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1994c): study ZZ Developed nations 1948

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
PublicAdults, general public, 9 developed nations, 1948-1981
 Australia, Great Britain, France, West Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Mexico, USA
Last assesment1981
 1948 and 1981
Survey nameNot available
 Data on happiness taken from this World Database of Happiness
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 Non-probability sample of nations, Probability samples within nations
Respondents N =9
 9 nations, about 10.000 respondents
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Various questions on overall satisfaction with life as a whole. Scores transformed to scale 0-10
ClassificationO-SLW---sq-t-11-a
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication133
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Relative temperal stability of average happiness in nationsN10abCurrent nation of residence
Relative temperal stability of average happiness in nationsE03ab01aTrend in general public, also classified as above ↑