Findings on happiness in Grant et al. (2009a): study ZZ 1999

Author(s)Grant, N.; Steptoe, A.; Wardle, J.
TitleThe relationship between life satisfaction and health behavior: a cross-cultural analysis of young adults
SourceInternational journal of behavioral medicine, 2009,16, 259-268
DOIdoi: 10.1007/s12529-009-9032-x.
Public17-30 aged students, 21 countries, 2000
Last assesment2001
Survey nameIncidental survey
 International Health and Behavior Study
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =19647
 Three countries were excluded (Colombia, Venezuela and South Africa) because they did not fit into the geopolitical regions compared in this analysis
Non Response17246
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Considering the whole situation: how satisfied are you about your daily life? 1 very unsatisfied 2 unsatisfied 3 neither unsatisfied, nor satisfied 4 satisfied 5 very satisfied Numbering reversed in original (very unsatisfied '5', very satisfied '1')
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication261-262
Remarks% very dissatisfied was low and amalgated with 'fairly' dissatisfied to produce a 4 step scale'. The average on this reduced 4-step scale is ???? (computed by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AlcoholN07ab01aAlcohol consumption in nation
Fat avoidanceN07ab01bNutrition in nation
Fiber intakeH12ab01Healthy eating
Fiber intakeN07ab01bNutrition in nation, also classified as above ↑
Fruit intakeH12ab01Healthy eating
Fruit intakeN07ab01bNutrition in nation, also classified as above ↑
GenderN10abCurrent nation of residence
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female), also classified as above ↑
Physical exerciseN07ab02Sporting in nation
Smoking in nationN07ab01cSmoking in nation
Sun protectionN07ab01dSun protection in nation