Findings on happiness in Diener et al. (1993): study ZZ World samples 1984

Author(s)Diener, E.; Diener, M.; Sandvik, E.; Seidlitz, L.
TitleThe Relationship between Income and Subjective Well-Being: Relative or Absolute?
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1993, Vol. 28, 195 - 223
Public18+ aged students, 39 countries, 1984-1986
Collect period1984-1986
Survey nameUnnamed study
 International Student Survey
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Respondents N =18032
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking everything in your life into consideration, how happy are you? 1 extremely unhappy 2 very unhappy 3 unhappy 4 happy nor unhappy 5 happy 6 very happy 7 extremely happy
Page in publication213
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: Here are some features of people’s lives affecting them today. Please indicate how satisfied you are with each of them.... How satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole? 1 very dissatisfied 2 somewhat dissatisfied 3 a little dissatisfied 4 about evenly balanced 5 a little satisfied 6 somewhat satisfied 7 very satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Economic growthN04aa02gEconomic growth/decline in nation
GNP/personN04ab01aGnp per capita (raw)