Findings on happiness in Hagerty (2000): study ZZ Developed nations 1972

Publication
Author(s)Hagerty, M.R.
TitleSocial Comparison of Incomes in One's Community: Evidence from National Surveys of Income and Happiness.
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2000, Vol. 78, 764 - 771
Investigation
PublicGeneral public, 8 developed countries, 1972-1994
Last assesment1994
Survey namePooled surveys
 Data from World Database of Happiness
SampleVaried Probability
Respondents N =120000
 61 surveys of about 2000 participants
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksDifferent amount of observations per country; all countries at least 3 observations
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Equivalent questions on happiness and life-satisfaction rated on various scales. The items differ slightly in wording and number of the response options. Scores are transformed to a common range 0 - 10 by means of expert weighting of response options (Thurstone's method).
ClassificationO-Sum---sq-nt-11-a
RemarksDifferent measures used among countries
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Income distributionN14ab01dIncome inequality
Mean incomeN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)