Findings on happiness in Saris et al. (1996): study NO 1990

Publication
Author(s)Saris, W.E.; Bunting, B.; Scherpenzeel, A.C.; Veenhoven, R.
TitleA Comparative Study of Satisfaction with Life in Europe.
SourceEötvös University Press, 1996, Budapest, Hungary
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, Norway, 1990
Collect period5
Survey nameIRMCS
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
WeightingY
Respondents N =986
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
General remarksFollow-up interviews by mail
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your life in general? 5 completely satisfied 4 satisfied 3 unsatisfied nor satisfied 2 unsatisfied 1 completely unsatisfied
ClassificationO-SLu-g-sq-v-5-c
Page in publication135
RemarksFollow-up interviews by mail. Valid responses 955
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.388.57
Standard deviation0.691.27

Scores in12345
%0.02.06.044.048.0

Full textSelfreport on single question: 'Altogether and considering all things which are important to you, and using scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means that your life is going very badly and 10 that your life is going very well, how would you say things are going currently?" 0 completely dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLC-c-sq-n-11-a
Page in publication135
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean8.048.04
Standard deviation1.901.90

Scores in012345678910
%0.80.30.50.51.39.24.911.528.512.929.6