Findings on happiness in Diego-Rosell et al. (2018): study ZZ 2011

Author(s)Diego-Rosell, P.; Bird, J.; Tortora, R.
TitleInternational Determinants of Subjective Well-Being: Living in a Subjectively Material World.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2018, Vol. 19, 123 - 143
URLhttps://doi .org/10.1007 /sl 0902-016-9812-3
DOIdoi: I 0.1007/sl 0902-016-9812-3
Public15+ aged, general public, 153 nations, 2011-2013
Collect period2011
Last collect period2013
Survey nameGallup World Polls
 Waves 2011-2013
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =370635
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 79% face-to-face, 21% telephone
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 6 questions Please think about yesterday, from the morning till the end of the day. Think about where you were, what you were doning, who you were with and how you felt. Did you feel A Were you treated with respect? B Did you smile and laugh a lot ytesreday? Did you experience the following feeling A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday? C How about enjoyment? D How about worry? E How about ? F How about anger? Rated: 1: yes, 0: no Computation: (A+B+C)/3 - (D+E+R)/3
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication128
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication127
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Altruistic behaviorH18abCurrent helping
Altruistic behaviorS11abCurrent support behavior, also classified as above ↑
Community contextN09acAttitudes to livability of one's nation
Demographic factorsS15ab01Socio-demographic factors only
GovernanceN07ab01aPerceived corruption in nation
GovernanceN12ab07Quality of government in nation, also classified as above ↑
Material well-beingI01ac04Material standard of living
Multiple variablesS15ab18Socio-demographic + health + life appraisals + personality
Occupational well-beingW05adCurrent satisfaction with work
Physical healthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Social supportS10abCurrent social support received