Findings on happiness in Kainulainen et al. (2018): study FI 2012 /1

Publication
Author(s)Kainulainen, S.; Saari, J.; Veenhoven, R.
TitleLife-Satisfaction is More a Matter of Feeling Well Than Having What You Want. Tests of Veenhoven's Theory
SourceInternational Journal of Happiness and Development, 2018, Vol. 4, 209 - 235
URLhttps://econpapers.repec.org/article/idsijhdev/v_3a4_3ay_3a2018_3ai_3a3_3ap_3a209-235.htm
Investigation
Public20-64 aged, Finland, 2012
Survey nameFIN- WEBE 2012
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
WeightingY
 Weighed on age and sex
Respondents N =1883
Non Response62%
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Paper with possibility of online answering
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication10,14-15
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.677.67
Standard deviation1.711.71


Full textSelfreport on single question: Does life these days mostly give you a pleasant or a unpleasant feeling: 10 mostly pleasant 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 mostly unpleasant
ClassificationA-AOL-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelAffect
Page in publication10,14-15
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.93
Standard deviation1.79


Full textSelfreport on single question: How succesful are you in getting what you want from life? 10 I have got more than I ever dreamed of 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 life falls short of my wants..
ClassificationC-W-h-sq-n-11-b
Author's labelContentment
Page in publication10,14-15
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.15
Standard deviation1.93


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AffectH07aa02eO-SL by A-AOL
Contacts with friendsF06ac02Contact on social media
Contacts with friendsF06acCurrent contacts with friends, also classified as above ↑
ContentmentH07acContentment
Helpfulness of peopleA08ad01Attitudinal climate (attitudes of others)
Income sufficiencyI01acSufficiency of current income
Liveability of neighborhoodL14abCurrent livability of local environment
Liveability of neighborhoodL17ac02Trust in local society, also classified as above ↑
LonelinessC11ab04dCoping with conflicts, loneliness
Marital statusM02MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS
Misuse of peopleT04ab02Trust in people
Net incomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Possibility of getting helpS10abCurrent social support received
Satisfaction with societal positionS09ad02Satisfaction with own status
Selfreported healthH14ab02aGlobal health rating
Societal positionS09ab02Subjective social rank
Trust in peopleN11ab31aTrust in fellow-man in nation
Trust in peopleT04ab02Trust in people, also classified as above ↑