Findings on happiness in Halman et al. (1987): study ZZ EU 10 1981 /2

Publication
Author(s)Halman, L.C.; DeMoor, R.A.; Heunks, F.J.; Zanders, H.
TitleTraditie, Secularisatie en Individualisering. (Tradition, Secularization and Individualisation- a Study into the Values of the Dutch within a European Context
SourceTilburg University Press, 1987, Tilburg, Netherlands
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, EU 10, 1981
 Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany-West, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Northern-Ireland , Spain, UK
Collect periodspring
Survey nameNot available
 European Value Survey 1
SampleNot available
 Systematic probability samples, each post-stratified by age. Total European sample stratified by N and demografic share of countries in European population. COUNTRY N France 1200 Great-Britain 1231 West Germany 1305 Italy 1348 Netherlands 1221 Denmark 1182 Belgium 1145 Spain 2303 Ireland 1217 Northern Ireland 312
Respondents N =12464
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Highly structured
General remarksPart of data were not published in the book but provided on request by the investigator.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy.
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Author's labelSatisfacion
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no) A Particularly exited or interested in something? B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair? C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? D Very lonely or remote from other people? E Pleased about having accomplished something? F Bored? G On top of the world? H Depressed or very unhappy? I That things were going your way? J Upset because someone criticized you? Answer options and scoring: yes = 1 no = 0 Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -5 to +5 Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
ClassificationA-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's labelAffect
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Having childrenC03abCurrent parental status
IncomeI01ab03Household income
LonelinessI07ab05Perceived sufficiency of intimate contacts
Marital statusM02MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS
Membership of organizationsS07ab01Membership of voluntary organizations
Satisfaction with family lifeF03ac02Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with healthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with incomeI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
Satisfaction with incomeI01af05aSatisfaction with income, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with lifeH07aa01bO-HL by O-SL
Sense of controlP05bpInner locus of control
Type of dwellingH22ab02Type of current dwelling
Voluntary workS07ab03Voluntary work
WorkE02aa01Earlier (un)employment