Findings on happiness in Diener & Diener (1995): study BR 1991

Author(s)Diener, E.; Diener, M.
TitleCross-Cultural Correlates of Life Satisfaction and Self-Esteem.
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1995, Vol. 68, 653 - 663
PublicUniversity students,Brazil,1991
Survey nameNot available
 global report on student well-being (study in 31 countries) Michalos 1991.
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk Sample: questionnaire administered in classroom
Respondents N =268
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Indicate the feeling you have now, generally speaking, how do you feel about your life...? 1 terrible 2 unhappy 3 mostly dissatisfied 4 mixed (about equally satisfied and dissatisfied) 5 mostly satisfied 6 pleased 7 delighted - 8 neutral (neither satisfied nor dissatisfied) - 9 never thought about it - 10 does not apply to me Scoring: 8, 9 and 10 left out
Author's labelLife satisfaction in general
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.001.67

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Satisfaction with familyF03ac02Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with financesI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
Satisfaction with friendsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with selfS02ae01Satisfaction with oneself-as-a-person