Findings on happiness in Ouweneel (2000): study ZZ 1980

Publication
Author(s)Ouweneel, P.
TitleMeer Zekerheid is Niet Meer Welzijn. (More Security is Not more Well-Being).
SourceEconomische Statistische Berichten, 2000, 14th April, 320 - 322
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, 15 nations 1980, 39 nations 1990
 1980, 1990
Survey nameNot available
 World Values Survey, wave 1 and 2. Means obtained from "World Database of Happiness".
SampleMixed samples
 Non probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =50000
 N varies between 1000 and 2000 per nation per year
Non Responsen.a.
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Most studies used face-to-face interviews
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no) A Particularly exited or interested in something? B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair? C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? D Very lonely or remote from other people? E Pleased about having accomplished something? F Bored? G On top of the world? H Depressed or very unhappy? I That things were going your way? J Upset because someone criticized you? Answer options and scoring: yes = 1 no = 0 Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -5 to +5 Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
ClassificationA-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's labelbalance of feelings
Page in publication320
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication321
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

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
Author's labelgeneral question about happiness state
Page in publication320
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Change in inequality in happiness and social securityH05abInequality of happiness in nations
Change in inequality in happiness and social securityN04ab13aeSocial security in nation, also classified as above ↑
Growth in social security expendituresN04ab13aeSocial security in nation
Size of welfare stateN04ab13aeSocial security in nation
Social securityN14ab01haInequality in happiness
Social securityN04ab13aeSocial security in nation, also classified as above ↑