Findings on happiness in Bernow (1985): study SE 1982

Publication
Author(s)Bernow, R.
TitleLivskvaliteten i Sverige. (Quality of Life in Sweden).
SourceStockholm Lšns Landsting, 1985, Stockholm, Sweden
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/bernow_r_1982.pdf
Investigation
Public18-70 aged, general public, Sweden, 1982
Collect periodspring
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Overrepresentation of married Ss.
Respondents N =1558
Non Response?
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question, asked twice during the interview: Are you at this moment satisfied or dissatisfied with life in general......? 7 very satisfied 6 for the greater part satisfied 5 rather more satisfied than dissatisfied 4 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 3 somewhat more dissatisfied than satisfied 2 for the greater part dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied - Do not know, difficult to say
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sqt-v-7-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction (LIV III)
Page in publication18
Error estimatesReliability: Equivalence (LIV I by LIV II): r = +.81. The correlation was lower among Ss below age 20 and the lower educated. Retest after 3 - 4 weeks: r = +.57. 85% scored identical.
DKNA %1.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.508.70
Standard deviation

Scores in1234567
%1.02.04.06.09.058.017.0

Full textSelfreport on single question: Are you generally speaking happy or unhappy? 5 very happy 4 rather happy 3 neither happy nor unhappy 2 rather unhappy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-v-5-b
Author's labelLycka (happiness)
Page in publication12
RemarksOriginally coded: 1 = very happy.....4 = very unhappy. Reversed by WDH team
Error estimatesReliability: Retest after 3 - 4 weeks: r=+.69. 98% of the scores identical.
DKNA %3.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.907.25
Standard deviation

Scores in12345
%1.02.018.058.018.0

Full textSelfreport on single question: Are you at this moment satisfied or dissatisfied with your life in general?" 7 very satisfied 6 for the greater part satisfied 5 rather more satisfied than dissatisfied 4 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 3 somewhat more satisfied than dissatisfied 2 for the greater part dissatisfied 1 dissatisfied - do not know, difficult to say
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-v-7-b
Author's labelLife satisfaction
RemarksQuestion asked at the beginning and end of the interview (Liv I and LIV II) When asked at the beginning of the interview M = 5,7, transformed to scale 0-10 8,9
Error estimatesRepeat reliability (same question asked at the beginning and the end of the interview) r = +.81
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.508.60
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Appreciation of onesworkW05ad02Satisfaction with aspects of work
Attitude towards 35 hour work weekE02agAttitudes to own (un)employment
General healthH14ab02aGlobal health rating
Health problemsH14ab02aGlobal health rating
Life satisfactionH07aa01aO-HL by O-HL
Life satisfactionH07aa01gO-SL by O-SL, also classified as above ↑
Life satisfactionH04ab01aRecent happiness (< 1 year ago), also classified as above ↑
Psychological problemsH13ab02bScores on symptom inventories
Satisfaction with circle of friendsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with educationE01ad04Satisfaction with education
Satisfaction with familylifeF03ac02Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with healthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with living environmentL16ac03Satisfaction with local environment
Satisfaction with opportunity to saveI01af05dSatisfaction with opportunity to save
Satisfaction with residenceH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with standard of livingI01af05eSatisfaction with standard of living
Satisfaction with things done with friends/acquaintF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with time for hobbiesL03ad03aSatisfaction with time for leisure
Satisfaction with time with friends and acquiantancesF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with use of leisuretimeL03ad03Satisfaction with leisure
Satisfaction with workW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole