Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1994c): study AU 1984

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, 1984
Collect period5
Survey nameNot available
 Data: Australian National Science Survey, 1984
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =2208
 656 migrants
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Please look at this satisfaction scale and tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your life as a whole 10 satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Dissatisfied Numbers were presented in different order (1 satisfied… 10 dissatisfied).
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-10-b
Author's labelAverage life-satisfaction
Page in publication143, 153
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean8.207.90
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 ↑