Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1994c): study AU 1981

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
Public16 + aged, general public, Australia, 1981
Survey nameNot available
 Victoria Immigrant Survey, 1981
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =246
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question asked twice 'How do you feel about your life as a whole?' 1 terrible 2 very unhappy 3 unhappy 4 mostly dissatisfied 5 mixed feelings 6 mostly satisfied 7 pleased 8 very pleased 9 delighted
ClassificationO-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a
Author's labelAverage life-satisfaction
Page in publication143, 153
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 9On range 0 - 10
Mean7.60
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Country of settlement vs country of originN10aa01Earlier nationality (nation of origin)
Country of settlement vs country of originM07aa01Ever migrated or not, also classified as above ↑