Findings on happiness in Bradshaw et al. (2006): study ZZ OECD member states 2001

Publication
Author(s)Bradshaw, J.; Hoelscher, P.; Richardson, D.
TitleComparing Child Well-Being in OECD Countries: Concepts and Methods.
SourceInnoocenti Working Paper no. 2006-3, Unicef Research Centre, 2006, Florence, Italy
URLhttps://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/464/
Investigation
PublicAdolescents, 29 nations, 2001
 OECD countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic , Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States Non-OECD Countries: Croatia, Estonia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Russian Federation,Slovenia
Survey nameNot available
 WHO Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Survey (HBSC) 2001 - OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 In each country HBSC used cluster survey techniques to select 1500 young people at each of the 3 stages 11, 13, and 15. Consistent procedures are followed to ensure the comparability of survey methods and data processing techniques
Respondents N =137682
 N per country: Austria 4472, Belgium (Fl) 6289, Belgium (Fr) 4323, Canada 4361, Croatia 4397, Czech Republic 5012, Denmark 4672, England 6081, Estonia 3979, Finland 5388, France 8185, Germany 5650, Greece 380, Hungary 4164, Ireland 2875, Israel 5661, Italy 4386, Latvia 3481, Lithuania 5645, Malta 1980, Netherlands 4269, Norway 5023, Poland 6383, Portugal 2940, Russia 8037, Scotland 4404, Spain 5827, Sweden 3926, Switzerland 467, US 5025
Non ResponseNot available
 Not reported
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Trained administrators were present in the classroom for the administration of all questionnaires
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? [ 10 ] best possible life [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] [ 0 ] worst possible life Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now. Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's labelOverall life satisfaction
Page in publication70, 4
RemarksProportion of af the sample reporting 6 or over: OECD countries: Austria = 88,1 Belgium = 87,8 Canada = 86,3 Czech Republic = 83,4 Denmark = 87,7 Finland = 91,6 France = 85,1 Germany = 85,4 Greece = 92,2 Hungary = 84,4 Ireland = 86,8 Italy = 85,2 Netherlands = 94,2 Norway = 82,9 Poland = 80,0 Portugal = 80,5 Spain = 87,8 Sweden = 86,0 Switzerland = 89,0 United Kingdom = 83,5 United States = 83,1 Average of OECD countries: 86,4 %, SD = 3,6 % Non-OECD Countries: Croatia = 81,3 Estonia = 76,7 Israel = 89,1 Latvia = 77,0 Lithuania = 75,2 Malta = 83,0 Russian Federation = 76,2 Slovenia = 85,6
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Feeling an outsiderS01afAttitudes to school
Feeling an outsiderS08acAttitudes to total social participation, also classified as above ↑
Feeling an outsiderA06abCurrent anomy, also classified as above ↑
Feeling an outsiderM14ac05Feeling close (vs remote), also classified as above ↑
Feeling an outsiderM14ac10aFeeling involved (vs detached), also classified as above ↑
Feeling awkward and out of placeS01afAttitudes to school
Feeling awkward and out of placeS08acAttitudes to total social participation, also classified as above ↑
Feeling awkward and out of placeA06abCurrent anomy, also classified as above ↑
Feeling awkward and out of placeM14ac05Feeling close (vs remote), also classified as above ↑
Feeling awkward and out of placeM14ac10aFeeling involved (vs detached), also classified as above ↑
Feeling lonelyS01afAttitudes to school
Feeling lonelyL04ac01aClose (vs lonely), also classified as above ↑
Feeling lonelyM14ac05aFeeling lonely (vs not), also classified as above ↑