Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1984): study ZZ EU 9 1975

Publication
Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleConditions of Happiness.
SourceKluwer Academic, 1984 (reprint), Dordrecht, The Netherlands
URLhttp://www2.eur.nl/fsw/research/veenhoven/Pub1980s/84a-con.htm
Investigation
Public15+ aged, general public, EU 9 member states, Western Europe, 1975
 Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany West, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom
Survey nameNot available
 Eurobarometer survey. Countries included are: Great Britain, Ireland, France, Western Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark.
SampleProbability area sample
 Probability area sampling.
Respondents N =12996
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single questions Six equivalent questions on overall happiness. (Slightly different items used in the various nations) Scores transformed to common range 1 - 3, by recoding; A "Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are; would you say you are...? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not too happy B Taken all things together, how would you say things are these days; would you say you are ...? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not too happy C Taken all together, would you say you are.....? 3 very happy 2 quite happy 1 not very happy 1 not at all happy D Taken all together how would you say things are these days; would you say you are ...? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy E In general, how happy would you say you are...? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not very happy F How happy do you feel as you live now? Please choose one item from this card that is closest to your feeling 3 very happy 3 fairly happy 2 neither happy nor unhappy 1 fairly unhappy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-HV---sq-vt-3-a
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: "...... satisfaction with life ......" (various slightly different questions) rated on different scale
ClassificationO-SLV---sq-vt-3-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Civic disordersN12ab02Civil war
Coercion by governmentN14ab02bPolitical freedom
Degree of 'interest democracy'N12ab04aInterest democracy (interest-groups)
Degree of internal warN12ab02Civil war
Freedom of pressN14ab02baFreedom of press
GNP per capitaN04ab01aGnp per capita (raw)
Income inequalityN14ab01dIncome inequality
InflationN04ab04Inflation in nation
Liberal democracyN12ab04bParliamentary democracy
Political protestN12ab05bPolitical violence
Social securityN04ab13aeSocial security in nation
Suicide ratesN09ab01beSuicide rate
UnemploymentN04ab05Unemployment in nation