Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1999a): study ZZ 1992

Publication
Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleQuality-of-Life in Individualistic Society. A Comparison of 43 Nations in the Early 1990's.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1999, Vol. 48, 157 - 186
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/16330
DOIDOI:10.1023/A:1006923418502
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, 43 nations, early 1990's
 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Czecho-Slovakia (former), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (former West-), Germany (former East-), Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.
 Early 1990's
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =50000
 ~50,000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksThe same article was also published in: De Jong, M.J.; Zijderveld, A.C.; Eds.: "The Gift of Society.", Enzo Press, 1997, Nijkerk, Netherlands. ISBN 90 74 670 08 3; and presented at the International Congress of Sociologyin Montreal 1998. Data: World Values Survey 2
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy.
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Capability to choose (positive freedom)N02ab03bMedia attendance in narion
Economic libertyN14ab01cEconomic freedom in nation
Economic libertyN04ab11Socio-economic regime in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Individualism (Triandis)N14ab04cIndividualization in nation
LiteracyN02ab02aLiteracy in nation
Newspaper circulationN02ab03bMedia attendance in narion
Opportunity to choose (negative freedom)N14ab01Freedom in nations
Personal freedomN14ab01aPrivate freedom in nations
Political and civil rightsN12NATION: POLITICS
Political and civil rightsN14ab01bPolitical freedom in nation, also classified as above ↑
School-enrolment ratioN02ab02aLiteracy in nation
School-enrolment ratioN04ab11cbPublic education in nation, also classified as above ↑
Television receiversN02ab03bMedia attendance in narion
Value: Affective autonomyN02ab06Value climate in the nation
Value: ConservatismN02ab06Value climate in the nation
Value: Individualism (versus collectivism)N02ab06dIndividualistic values in nation
Value: Intellectual autonomyN02ab06Value climate in the nation
Value: Power distanceN02ab06Value climate in the nation