Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1993b): study ZZ 1980

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleHappiness in Nations.
SourceStudies in Socio-Cultural Transformation, nr. 2, RISBO, 1993, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
PublicAdults, general public, 27 nations, circa 1980
 Mexico, Philippines, Korea, Portugal, Iceland, Northern reland, Luxembourg, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Australia, France, Canada, Belgium, USA, Switzerland, Italy, Germany (West), Japan, Austria, Italy.
 circa 1980
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =35000
 Total sample size is about 35.000, 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 (0-1-)
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
SuicideN09ab01dcSuicide in nation, also classified as above ↑