Correlational findings

Study Naess et al. (2004): study NO Nord-Trøndelag 1984

20-90 aged, general public, Nord-Trondelag, Norway followed 1 year, 1985-1996
N = 65599
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Participants were invited for a medical screening and answered questionnaire 1 onsite and were given questionaire 2 when having the site. Questionaire 1 (1984) included questions on several diseases aand impairment, self- assessed health, and overall life satisfaction. Questionaire 2 (1995) The participant received a second questionaire with a prepaid, adressed envelope. Its contained a total of 42 questions covering several issues, including physicall and mental health and psychological well- being.


Authors's Label
life satisfaction
Our Classification
Happiness assessed at T1: (1984-86) anf T2 (1995-97). Average time difference 11 years
Selfreport on single question:
Considering how you feel these days, are you generally satisfied with your life or are you generally dissatisfied?
7  extremely satisfied
6  very satisfied
5  quite satisfied
4  both satisfied and dissatisfied
3  quite dissatisfied
2  very dissatisfied
1  extremely dissatisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-c r = +.67 Two week follow-up at T1 O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-c r = +.37 +.34 with same item in paralel questionnaire at T2 O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-c ES = ns No T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness