Findings on happiness in Conen (2005): study ZZ EU 15 2001

Publication
Author(s)Conen, W.
TitleDe Baan in Europa: Best belangrijk? Een onderzoek naar de Relatie tussen Arbeidsduur en Levensvoldoening. (Job in Europe: Important? On the Relation between Worktime and Life Satisfaction).
SourceMaster thesis, Utrecht University, 2005, Netherlands.
URLhttp://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/conen_w_2005.pdf
Investigation
Public15-64 aged working people, 15 European countries, 2001
 Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK
Survey nameNot available
 Eurobarometer
SampleMixed samples
 Non probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations.
Respondents N =7054
 Observations which work less than 12 hours a week or more than 133 hours are excluded from the dataset.
Non Responsen.a.
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead? 4 very satisfied 3 fairly satisfied 2 not very satisfied 1 not at all satisfied - Don't know
ClassificationO-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication21
RemarksRefers to weighed mean calculated by means of fractions that wants to work less hours, the same number of hours and more hours.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean1.74
Standard deviation0.63

Scores in1234
%35.256.37.70.9

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Different categories of actual working hours.E02ad02Hours work
Friction between actual and desired number of working hours-1E02agAttitudes to own (un)employment
Friction between actual and desired number of working hours-1E02adSize of current job, also classified as above ↑
Friction between actual and desired number of working hours-2E02agAttitudes to own (un)employment
Friction between actual and desired number of working hours-2E02adSize of current job, also classified as above ↑