Findings on happiness in VanHemert et al. (2002): study ZZ 1977

Publication
Author(s)VanHemert, D.A.; Georgas, J.; Poortinga, Y.H.; VandeVijver, F.J.
TitleStructural and Functional Equivalence of the Eysenk Personality Questionnaire Within and Between Countries.
SourcePersonality and Individual Differences, 2002, Vol. 33, 1229 - 1249
DOIdoi:10.1016/S0191-8869(02)00007-7
Investigation
PublicNormal adults, general public, 30 countries, 1977-1997
 333 separate samples in 38 nations; Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Finland, France, Greece, Hongkong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherland, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi-Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, West-Germany, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe
 1977-1997
Survey nameNot available
SampleMixed samples
 333 samples in 153 studies, using different sampling methods. Studies were found by searching PsycLit using the keywords EPQ and Eysenck, all volumes of journal of Personality and Individual Differences, and snowballing on the basis of references in literatures already identified.
Respondents N =333
 333 studies involving 68,374 respondents
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single questions: This measure of average happiness in nations combines responses to different questions on happiness and life-satisfaction rated on different scales. Precise items and rating scales differ per nation. Average scores per nation were transformed afterwards to a common 0-10 scale. Name: Diener's SWB-score of nations
ClassificationO-Sum---sq-vt-11-a
Author's labelDiener's SWB
RemarksData on average subjective well-being in 30 nations drawn from Diener,Diener, and Diener(1995). This indicator is based on surveys among different populations(students and general population) and different items(happiness and life satisfaction)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Extraversion vs introversionN11ab09Modal extraversion
LieN11ab18Modal honesty
NeuroticismN11ab20Modal neuroticism
PsychoticismN11ab24Modal psychoticism