- 20+ aged, general public, Noth Trondelag county, followed 2 years, Norway, 1984-1986
- N = 622
- Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
- Authors's Label
- Our Classification
- Happiness assessed at three points in time. The intervals varierd from several days to several months.
- Related specification variables
- Index of 4 closed questions, having the
same content but phrased pairswise
positively or negatively.
1 If people stopped complaining about
everything, everybody would be better
2 You have to learn how to let others
know you're not satisfied, or else
there'll be no improvements.
3 You have to content yourself with
what you've got, otherwise you'll
just be disappointed and bitter.
4 If you're not satisfied, it is
important to let others know about
Questions rated on a 5 point scale, 1: disagree completely,... 5: agree completely. Scores of all questions were summed.
Administered at T3.
Observed Relation with Happiness
happiness at T2 r= +.14
happiness at T3 r= +.18