Findings on happiness in Mastekaasa (1986): study NO 1985

Author(s)Mastekaasa, A.
TitleRelative Deprivation in Social Networks.
SourcePaper, Insitute of Social Research, 1986, Oslo, Norway
Public16-66 aged general public, Norway, 1985
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Probability sample of municipalities and addresses in these from which the interviewer selected three householld following a detailed standard procedure
Respondents N =1246
 males: N = 737, females: N = 509
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 not explicitly reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "........satisfaction with life........" (full question not reported) 1 not satisfied 2 3 5 completely satisfied Intermediate response options not reported
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication13
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Discrepancy variables (with income in network)F06adCurrent friendship network
Discrepancy variables (with income in network)I01af04Income comparisons, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy variables (with income in network)I01aeRelative income, also classified as above ↑
Family incomeI01ab03Household income
Household sizeH20ab03Number of persons in household
Individual level and network variablesS15ab10Socio-demographic + values
Instrumental job valuesW05ac02Preferred work-conditions
MarriedM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
SchoolE01ab01Years schooling
Total labor supplyW04ab17Work hours