Findings on happiness in Crivelli et al. (2016): study CH 2012

Author(s)Crivelli, L.; Della Bella, S.; Lucchini, M.
TitleHappiness and Health.
SourceBruni L.; Porta P.L.; Eds: "Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life"' Edward Elgar, 2016, Cheltenham, UK / Northampton, USA
DOIdoi: 10.4337/9781783471171
Public18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, followed 9 years, 2004-2012
Collect period2004
Last collect period2012
 Pooled samples from 2004 to 2012
Survey nameCH-SHP pooled waves
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =6960
 9 pooled samples from 2004 to 2012, 35281 person/year observations
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how satisfied are you with your life? 0 not at all 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication380
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.441.44

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Conflicts with related personsF03aa01Earlier family-life
Conflicts with related personsF02acFamily climate, also classified as above ↑
Death of closely related personL06ab02aDeath of an intimate
Death of closely related personL08aaEarlier life (antecedents of happiness), also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Health index (bad health)H14aa01Earlier physical health
Health index (bad health)H14ab02Self-perceived health, also classified as above ↑
IncomeI01aa01aEarlier level of income
IncomeI01ab03Household income , also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab03Divorced or separated
Marital statusM01aa01Earlier marital states, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM01aa02aEver divorced/separated, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM01aa02bEver widowed, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab01Never married, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab04Separated, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab02Widowed, also classified as above ↑
Physical activityS12ab01aActive involvement in sports
Physical activityS12aa01Earlier involvement in sports, also classified as above ↑
Presence of childrenC03abCurrent parental status
Presence of childrenC03aaDevelopment of parental status, also classified as above ↑
Termination of close relationshipI07aa02Change in intimacy
Termination of close relationshipF06aa01Earlier friendships, also classified as above ↑
Work statusE02abCurrent employment status
Work statusE02aa01Earlier (un)employment, also classified as above ↑
Work statusE02ab04Not in labour force, also classified as above ↑