Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1993b): study ZZ Developed nations 1970

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleHappiness in Nations.
SourceStudies in Socio-Cultural Transformation, nr. 2, RISBO, 1993, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
PublicAdults, general public, 17 developed nations 1970-1980
 Ireland, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Australia, France, Canada, Belgium, USA, Switzerland, Italy, Germany (West), Japan, Austria, Italy.
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =20000
 Total sample size is about 20.000, sample sizes within nations vary between 1000 and 2000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksAlso published in R. Veenhoven: "Die Lebenszufriedenheit der Burger. Ein Indikator für die 'Lebbarkeit' von Gesellschaften? ((Lifesatisfaction as an Indicator of Livability of Nations?)" in Nol, H.H.;Ed.: "Sozialberichterstattung in Deutschland", Juventa, 1997, Germany, 267 - 293
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question Various items using the term happiness Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale Scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing Scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
Author's labelHappiness-in-life (0-10)
Page in publication44
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Anxiety behaviours (30-67)N11ab06Modal anxiety