Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (2007f): study ZZ 1990

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleQuality of Life in Nations. As Measured by How Long and Happy People Live.
SourceStam, J; Veenhoven, R.;Ed.:"Quality of Life & Happiness of People in Japan and The Netherlands", KIT Publishers, 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 16 - 31
PublicAdults, general public, 96 nations, 1990s
 Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, CzechSlov, Denmark, DominicanRep, Egypt, ElSalvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany-E, Germany, Gernamy-W, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hondurs, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland-N, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan , Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Libanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Moldavia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, NewZealand , Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Phillippines, Poland, Portugal, PuertoRico, Romania, Russia, S-Africa, S-Korea, Senegal, Serbia, Singpore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switserland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe
 1990 - 1999
Survey nameNot available
 various surveys gathered in World Database of Happiness, States of nations
SampleMixed samples
 Non probality samples of nations, Probabillity samples within nations
Respondents N =0
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Equivalent questions on life-satisfaction rated on various scales. The items differ slightly in wording and number of the response options. Scores are transformed to a common range 0 - 10 by means of expert weighting of response options (Thurstone's method).
RemarksResponses to questions about satisfaction with one's life as a whole rated on numerical scales range 1-10, 0-10 and 0-100. All averages translated lineraly to range 0-10. Variable HappinessLSt_1990s in database States of Nations of World Database of Happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Absence of corruptionN07ab01Corruption in nation
Anxiety at workP05afAnxious
Anxiety at workM15ac11Feeling secure (vs threatened), also classified as above ↑
Anxiety at workW05ad02Satisfaction with aspects of work, also classified as above ↑
Economic freedomN14ab01cEconomic freedom in nation
Economic freedomN04ab11Socio-economic regime in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Gender-inequalityN14ab02cGender inequality (women emancipation) in nation
Income-inequalityN04abCurrent economic condition of the nation
neuroticismN11ab24Neuroticism in nation
Personal freedomN14ab01aPrivate freedom in nations
Physical safetyN14ab06aLethal accicidents in nation
PsychotismN11ab27Psychoticism in nation
Purchasing powerN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Self-reported healthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Social securityN04ab11ceSocial security in nation
Tolerance in the countryN11ab30Tolerance in nation