Findings on happiness in Sumnall & Bellis (2010): study ZZ 2010

Author(s)Sumnall, H.; Bellis, M.A.
TitleA Choise between fun for Health? Relationships between Nightlife Substance Use, Happiness, and Mental Well-Being.
SourceJournal of Substance Use, 2010, Vol. 15, 89 - 104
DOIdoi: 10.3109/14659890903131190
Public16-35 aged night scene public, 9 European cities, 2008
Survey nameNot available
 pan-European IREFREA
SampleNon-probability snowball sample
Respondents N =1363
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 by post
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Are you satisfied with your life as a whole? 1 yes 0 no
Author's labeldissatisfied with life
Page in publication94
RemarksIn publication presented in % 'not satisfied with life'. Coding reversed by WDH team to indicate positive satisfaction with life
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 1On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Scores in01

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Age ecstasy initiationS13aa01Earlier use of stimulants
Age of first use of stumulantsS13aa01Earlier use of stimulants
CannabisS13ab07Use of marihuana, hash
CountryN10ab02Comparison of specific social categories in nations
Explained varianceS15ab21Socio-demographic + health + life style
HeterosexualS03ab02Sexual preference
IncomeI01aeRelative income
SexeG01aaSex (male vs female)
SuicideS14ab01Suicidal intentions
Times drunk in the last 4 weeksS13ab01Use of alcohol
Use of ecstasyC10ab03mStimulants
Use of alcoholS13ab01Use of alcohol
Use of cocaineS13ab04Use of cocaine