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

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, 2016
Survey nameFIN-TITA
 2016 wave
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
WeightingY
 Weighed on age and sex
Respondents N =1890
 In the original sample N=2534. For this analysis a selection of all 20-64 aged was made, leaving N=1890
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Life has its plusses and minusses, how do thse balance in your life? Taking all together, how would you say you are with your life as a whole these days? 10 satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ac
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication10,14-15
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean8.158.15
Standard deviation1.331.33


Full textselfreport on single question: We all experience good and bad feelings, how do these weigh up in your case? How is your average mood these days? 10 mostly pleasanr 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 mostly unpleasant
ClassificationA-AOL-c-sq-n-11-b
Author's labelAffect
Page in publication10,14-15
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.917.91
Standard deviation1.331.33


Full textSelfreport on single question: Please think of what you want in life: how much have these wants been met these days? 10 I have got more than I ever dreamed of 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 life falls short of my wants..
ClassificationC-W-h-sq-n-11-c
Author's labelContentment
Page in publication10,14-15
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.557.55
Standard deviation1.491.49


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AffectH07aa02eO-SL by A-AOL
ContentmentH07acContentment