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STUDY of HAPPINESS

CONCEPT of HAPPINESS

MEASUREMENT of HAPPINESS

PREVALENCE of HAPPINESS

CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and LOCATION

CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and SOCIETY

CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and SOCIAL STATUS

CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and INTIMATE TIES

CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and CAPABILITIES

CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and PERSONALITY

CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and PREFERENCES

CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and BEHAVIOR: What happy people do

CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and HAPPENINGS

CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and LIFE HISTORY

CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and SATISFACTIONS

DETERMINANTS OF HAPPINESS

CONSEQUENCES of HAPPINESS: Effects of enjoying life or not

PURSUIT of HAPPINESS

VIEWS ON ONE'S OWN HAPPINESS (beliefs about happines, not actual happiness)

VIEWS ON HAPPINESS IN PUBLIC OPINION: Sociology of happiness ideas

VIEWS ON HAPPINESS IN PHILOSOPHY

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STUDY of HAPPINESS 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 6
Development of happiness research37
Prominence of happiness as a research topic32
Problems in the study of happiness3
Questions and approaches15
Relevance43
Reviews of the literature on happiness212
Bibliographies16
Methods used in happiness research (other than cross-sections)16
Cross national studies on happiness1776
Experimental studies on happiness393
Longitudinal studies on happiness486
Follow-up of individuals1194
Trend happiness360
Meta-analysis85
Methods in meta-analysis of happiness150
Delphi study3
Multi-moment assessment of happiness82
Experience sampling (ESM)125
Day reconstruction moment (DRM)61
Qualitative studies on happiness142
Statistical analysis3
Instrumental variable analysis10
Mendelian randomisation1
Multi-level studies on happiness92
Research infrastructure for happiness1
Data sets7
Findings archive12
Research organizations involved with happiness1
Publics: some much studied populations5
Happiness in age-groups12
In children60
Infants32
Pre-school children10
Basic school children115
High school pupils, adolescents546
Children with disabilities4
In young adults65
In middle aged people37
In elderly people1364
Happiness in high performers0
High IQ2
Inventors1
Top sporter4
Happiness in minorities5
Happiness in ethnic minorities0
Happiness in migrants193
Happiness in sexual minorities15
Bi-sexuals0
Homo-sexuals6
Trans-sexuals12
Happiness in sex workers1
Happiness in non-modern people53
Happiness in patients248
Addicits3
Autists1
Criminals1
Demented1
Handicapped5
Mental patients7
Depressives5
Retarded2
Schizophrenic2
Nursing home residents8
Happiness in very rich or poor people3
Happiness in students730
Happiness in twins47
Happiness in unemployed people220
Happiness in working people7
Entrepreneurs0
Farmers0
Teachers1
Happiness in retirees115
Care givers2
Happiness in war veterans0
Happiness in widows1
Topics in the study of happiness2
Allocation efficiency; difference in happiness of people with random preference pattern2
Environmental efficiency of wellbeing2
Happiness in history15
Inequality of happiness76
Mediators32
Moderators81
Similarity in happiness1
Shape of relationship0
Shape happiness itself, difference on happy/unhappy people4
Shape relationship with correlate of happiness17
Utility estimates0
Financial equivalence79
Unexplained component in prices1
CONCEPT of HAPPINESS 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 22
Problems of conceptualizing happiness7
Meanings of the word happiness27
Meanings in common language50
Meanings in scientific language86
Definition of happiness18
Aspects of happiness14
Components of happiness75
Affective component: Hedonic Level1
Cognitive component: Contentment1
Do people see the difference?1
Variable aspects of happiness9
Appropriateness3
Certainty0
Stability0
Difference with wider notions of wellbeing73
MEASUREMENT of HAPPINESS 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 18
Reviews of literature on measurement of happiness13
Reviews of measures used in particular populations (place, time, people)4
Measurability of happiness46
Validity of happiness measurements39
Validity doubts2
Do people distinguish between happiness and related matters?2
Do people distinguish between variants of happiness?1
Do people know their true happiness?9
Do people respond to questions about happiness3
Do people report honestly about their happiness?37
How do people interpret questions on happiness?1
Is happiness sufficiently stable?4
Can happiness indicators be validated?10
Reliability of happiness measurements37
Sources of bias1
Anonymity1
Contextual bias35
Conversational bias3
Day of the week11
Effects of follow-up interviews3
Effect of weather during interview13
Interviewer bias6
Method effects35
Mood state bias4
Response shift2
Response style bias15
Retrospective bias5
Correction of bias9
Comparability of happiness measurements12
Comparability across measures4
Techniques for improving comparability21
Comparison across populations3
Comparison across nations/languages100
Comparison across persons13
Comparison over time5
Measurement problems6
Cardinal treatment of ordinal measurement3
Scalability7
Single questions4
Representativeness2
Selectivity in non-response to questions about happiness5
Selectivity in panel drop-out1
Imputation of missing cases1
Response behavior3
Answer time1
Vulnerability for focal value choice0
Comprehensibility for children1
Measures of overall happiness27
Self-report on direct questions19
Closed questions24
Content of questions6
Rating scales31
Repeated questions1
Time-frame of questions4
Order of questions1
Open questions5
Life chart5
Focused interview5
Sentence completion0
Self-report on indirect questioning10
Enjoyed activities3
Memory balance1
Projective measures9
Semantic differential scales2
Summed satisfaction with life aspects71
Content-analysis of ego-documents2
positive/negative ratio in Tweets1
Rating by others31
Measures of hedonic level18
Self-report on direct questions0
Questions on how one generally feels8
Repeated questions on mood of the moment39
Self-report on indirect questions1
Average of specific affects3
Balance of positive and negative affect59
Projective indicators3
Time happy/unhappy2
Rating by others50
Rating of mood from face/voice9
Rating of mood from word use3
Indicators of hedonic level in animals1
Measures of contentment4
Self-report0
Self-report on direct question6
Self-report on indirect questions7
Rating by others6
Mixed measures of happiness19
Self-report0
Single direct questions4
Multiple direct questions27
Focused interview1
Self-report on indirect questions4
Rating by others15
Correspondence of happiness ratings24
Affect-contentment configuration22
Factor structure of happiness inventories109
Intercorrelations between happiness indicators167
ESM/DRM correspondence1
ESM/global correspondence1
Aggregate measures of happiness in collectivities6
Average happiness2
Happy Life Years20
HLY+ variants2
Inequality in happiness18
Inequality-adjusted happiness7
Happiness of the least happy1
Time unhappy2
Derived measures (at individual level)4
Happy life years15
Stability of happiness0
Thriving/suffering1
Indicators of public mood in ' Big Data'7
Hedonic tone in public communications10
Topics of interest in media and internet searches1
Inferred happiness, on basis of known conditions1
Measures of life appraisals other than happiness6
Multiple questions involving invalid ones23
Adjustment scales50
Adjustment to life in nursing home1
Health related quality-of-life63
Authentic Happiness Inventory0
Love of life1
Morale in old age45
Peace of mind1
Use of anti-depressives1
Phenomenology of happiness29
Uses of happiness measures6
Measures of happiness RECODE5
PREVALENCE of HAPPINESS 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 8
Do people evaluate their life?7
Do people have an idea of happiness?6
Certainty of happiness0
Are people typically positive about their life?31
How stable is happiness?97
How permanent are happiness judgments?110
In what conditions the most stable?26
Is stability better than instability?3
Perceived stability of one's happiness0
Divergence in components of happiness3
Level of happiness: how happy are people?5
In places1
World13
Parts of the world59
Nations642
Stability of nation ranking2
Regions154
Cities70
Quarters5
In publics in nations17
Happiness in age groups in nations4
Happiness of children in nations15
Happiness of adolescents in nations17
Happiness in young adults in nations0
Happiness of working aged people in nations9
Happiness of elderly in nations17
Happiness of ethnic groups in nations10
Happiness of males/females in nations7
Happiness of students in nations3
Most/least happy types in nations1
Happiness in social contexts in nations0
Happiness in households0
Happiness in institutions0
Happiness in schools0
Happiness in workplaces0
Inequality of happiness: how different?0
Inequa;lity of happiness in parts of the world2
Inequality of happiness in nations5
Inequality of happiness in regions6
Inequality of happiness in publics2
How long and happy do people live?17
Happy life years in places1
Happy life years in publics0
Happy life years over time1
Does happiness change over time?7
Trend of happiness in places26
Trend in parts of the world2
Trend in national happiness490
Trend in regional happiness55
Trend happiness in cities15
Trend happiness in publics26
Trend happiness in males and females14
Trend happiness in age groups28
Trend happiness among unemployed3
Trend happiness in ethnic groups11
Trend in marital categories5
Trend in socio-economic strata11
Ttrend among working people1
Trend in conditions for happiness27
Trend inequality in happiness9
Trend inequality in happiness across nations2
Trend inequality of happiness within nations15
Trend difference in inequality within nations across nations3
Trend inequality of happiness in publics5
Trend inequality (happiness gap) accross income groups1
Happiness in historical times5
CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and LOCATION 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 11
Happiness and natural environment12
Climate/Season40
Humidity1
Summer/winter time3
Temperature2
Weather2
Variability of weather conditions1
Nature15
Scenic beauty6
Urban green10
Pollution36
Sustainability3
Happiness and built environment14
Housing12
Architecture1
Home amenities1
Urbanity10
Compactness1
Size of the town22
urban growth/shrink1
Sub-urban4
Urban/rural76
Remoteness3
Happiness and local environment36
Local demography1
Local age-composition0
Local emigration2
Local economy2
Local economic growth/decline2
Local income difference21
Openness of local economy1
Local prosperity24
Local unemployment5
Local social enterprises0
Local facilities22
Local health care1
Local water supply2
Local transport5
Local traffic jams2
Distance to local facilities2
Local health1
Local segregation4
Local social ties6
Local stressors14
Industry0
Renewable energy plants2
Tourism6
Noise1
Crime5
Neighborhood77
Ethnic homogeneity2
Happiness of neighbours1
Neighborhood income0
Happiness and region42
Cohesion in region0
Ethnic diversity in region1
Migrants in region0
Regional social capital1
Culture in region0
Attitudes in region0
Attitudes to parenthood1
Attitudes to sexuality1
Education in region0
Religiousness in region1
Demography in region0
Regional marriage rate1
Regional migrant rate2
Regional population density1
Economy in the region4
Regional economic freedom1
Regional economic growth5
Regional economic innovation3
Regional economic prosperity6
Regional extraction industry1
Regional income differences11
Regional investment2
Regional poverty rate1
Regional price level1
Regional standardized mass-production0
Regional tourism3
Regional unemployment rate10
Environment in the region5
Regional eco-energy1
Government in region1
Regional decentralization1
Regional institutional quality2
Livability of region0
Happiness in region (average as determinant of individial)1
Health in region0
Obesity in region1
Regional suicide rate0
Personality in region2
Politics in region0
Regional democracy6
Public goods in region2
Regional amenities2
Regional expense on education1
Regional social security2
Relational pattern in region0
Safety in region0
Regional crime rate8
Regional difference in correlates of happiness0
CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and SOCIETY 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 18
Happiness and kind of society73
Joint macro social effects21
Kinds of effect1
Latin-American pattern4
Macro level models1
Size of societal differences in happiness1
Conditions for happiness in nations: how universal?17
Differences in conditions for happiness91
Outer conditions13
Inner conditions17
Differences in ways of evaluating life22
Institutional quality3
Social problems5
Change in society45
Social progress7
Cohesion in nation32
Civic organization4
Charity4
Common events1
Conflict4
Homogeneity5
Minority problems1
Nationalism3
Trust38
Culture in the nation59
Attitudes in nation1
Alienation in nation4
Attitude to happiness in nation1
Fear of happiness in nation0
Preference for happiness in nation1
Attitude to immigrants in nation1
Attitude to sexuality in nation1
Pessimism in nation3
Concerns in nation0
Cultural diversity in nation4
Individualism/collectivism in nation46
Meaning in nation1
Morality in mnation2
Religiousness in nation31
Values in nation21
Valuation of autonomy in nation6
Valuation of competitiveness in nation1
Valuation of family in nation1
Valuation of pleasure in nation. Moral hedonism9
Valuation of materialism in nation4
Work values in nation2
Demography in the nation3
Age composition0
Birth pattern7
Birth control2
E/immigration5
Genetic composition/distance4
Life expectancy0
Population density0
Ethnic diversiry1
Sex balance1
Economy in the nation59
Affluence167
Consumption1
Economic competitiveness1
Advertising3
Innovation1
Economic growth/decline172
Change average household income1
Change consumer confidence3
Change exports0
Change stock market prices2
Economic Stability1
Economic Regime (Capitalism)15
Entrepreneurial climate2
Equivalent income0
Export1
Inflation17
Openness of economy1
Price level1
Sustainability of the system4
Pollution4
Sustainable energy0
Tax regime6
Tax compliance1
Trade unions4
Unemployment rate41
Working conditions0
Job protection8
Retirement age2
Self employed2
Work hours8
Environment in nation2
Inequality in the nation6
Inequality of happiness23
Differences across nations7
Trends over time8
inequality of opportunities4
Inequality of incomes80
visibility of income differences1
Inequality between sexes (women emancipation)20
Inequality in social prestige12
Social mobility0
Power distance1
Freedom in the nation12
Economic freedom22
Political freedom15
Private freedom9
Compulsory service1
Genes in nation1
Government in nation7
Centralization5
Corruption11
Quality of government21
Size of government26
Position of the nation8
External threats13
Involvement in war4
Success in war0
Comparative quality-of-life4
QOL in neighboring countries2
Foreign aid3
Involvement in global society7
EU membership of nation2
Reputation of country of origin2
Relative wealth of nation3
Tourist visits to country1
Knowledge in nation2
Education11
IQ10
Life style in the nation1
Art of living in nations1
Consumption3
Alcohol use1
Smoking2
Pace of life3
Sports2
Law in the nation1
Legal system1
Property rights2
Rule of law3
Modernity of the nation100
Automibile use1
Internet penetration4
Urbanization2
Nature in nation2
Personality in nation15
Competitiveness4
Conformism in nation1
Empathy1
Openness2
Tightness1
Politics in the nation21
Democracy26
Political change0
Ruling ideology/party1
Unrest2
Public goods in the nation4
Child care5
Maternity leave2
Mental health care1
Pension system2
Social security69
Relational patterns in nation26
Divorce rate2
Family values3
Households0
Public life1
Sex life1
Acceptance of homo-sex2
Safety in the nation7
Crime rate1
Disasters1
Hunger1
Size of the nation4
Time regime1
Further indicators of livability of society12
Anthropometric indicators0
Mental health9
Depression1
Use of anti-depressives2
Physical health5
Pain0
Public mood1
Suicide9
Time spend in unpleasant activities1
CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and SOCIAL STATUS 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 79
Joint effects51
Gender 170
Inter sex0
Transgender2
Age 231
Ageing144
Chronological age61
Young-old difference in happiness3
Stage of life4
Minority status45
Ethnicity138
Homeless2
Migrants161
Expats4
Sexual orientation5
Homosexuals28
Transsexuals17
Integration of minorities2
Income/poverty/wealth543
Level of income2
Perceived relative income2
Liquidity1
Source of income3
Pensions, savings1
Private transfers2
Migrant remittances1
Social security6
Work0
Wealth2
Assets17
Debts19
Net wealth12
Very rich0
Education 138
Elite education0
Over-education1
Occupational prestige9
Social rank27
Own rank adults10
Actual rank30
Rank mobility29
Rank consistence3
Rank of family of origin2
Of adults0
Of children2
Happiness and social roles25
Leadership5
Role discrepancies12
Gender roles62
Androgynous0
CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and INTIMATE TIES 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 29
Joint effects24
Theories about happiness and intimate ties34
Network characteristics11
Happiness and Children10
Having children101
Adoption of child0
Birth of children33
Pregnancy3
Childlessness49
Number of children16
Kind of children1
Adopted children0
Adult children2
Foster children6
Grand children4
Step children2
Leaving home of children15
Planning of children0
unplanned child0
use of contraception0
Contacts with children30
Contact of adult children with parents1
Custody of divorced parents1
Frequency of contact2
Quality of contact11
Characteristics of children17
Age of children2
Distance to adult children1
Family situation of children33
Wellbeing of children22
Happiness and Family5
Characteristics of kin1
Loss of an intimate1
Single parent8
Relations with kids5
Happiness and Household7
Living alone or not8
Family household12
Nuclear household0
One parent family9
Extended family household8
Non-family household1
Communal households2
Institutional living89
Cloister1
Hospice1
Jail3
Nursing home6
Orphanage2
Shelter1
Child care1
Household size3
Homeless5
Happiness and Love Life14
Attachment3
Love styles5
Sex life63
Happiness and Marriage31
Marital status126
Currently married (vs. all unmarried people)35
Cohabit12
Living apart together (LAT)2
Formerly married0
Separation/divorce60
Widowhood39
Remarriage10
Single0
Lifelong singles15
Young singles1
Happiness and kind of marriage6
Attitudes to spouse1
Characteristics of the bond50
Family life cycle12
Shared household work2
Characteristics of the spouse77
Income of spouse0
Unemployment of spouse3
Well-being of spouse5
Similarity in personality with spouse2
Similarity in wellbeing of spouces2
Polygamy4
Working wife/mother34
Happiness and Social Support82
Effects of social support47
On happiness101
Balance of support1
Loss of social support2
Migration of intimates12
Intimates left in home country1
On further indicators of well-being12
Care givers78
Home care2
Happiness and Social Participation83
Theories about effect of social involvement9
Participation with ..23
Friends67
Relatives24
Organizations19
Overall participation19
Participation of ..5
In age groups2
children3
Young adults2
Elderly153
Widowers4
Singles0
Handicapped6
Adolescents10
Unemployed1
Students4
Loneliness52
Weak ties1
Happiness and Pets7
Non-family intimate ties0
Relation with colleagues0
Relation with friends3
Relation with teachers1
CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and CAPABILITIES 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 23
Joint effects19
Apparent efficiency in using resources1
Effects of personal resources15
Effects of all personal characteristics3
Happiness and physical health75
General health25
Self-perceived101
Physician-rated8
Health complaints2
Fatigue1
Itch0
Nausea0
Pain5
Sleepless1
Particular disease38
Infectious and parasitic diseases1
Aids15
Neoplasms (Cancer)23
Breast cancer10
Oral cancer1
Prostate cancer1
Diseases of blood, blood organs and certain immune mechnisms2
Endocrine, nutrional and metabolic diseases24
Mental, behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders9
Diseases of the nervous system45
Tetraplegia3
Diseases of the eye and adnexa10
Diseases of the ear and mastoid process4
Diseases of the circulatory system38
Stroke15
Diseases of the respiratory system13
Diseases of the digestive system7
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue1
Psoriasis1
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue20
Fybromyalgia1
Rheumatism5
Diseases of the genitourinary system2
Renal failure7
Infertility4
Complication in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium0
Conditions originating from the perinatal period0
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities0
Down syndrome0
Trauma8
Symptoms and test results not classified elsewhere19
Sequela of illness and treatment12
Sexual disfunction1
Longevity87
Healthy life Years1
Physical handicaps152
Physical characteristics21
Allostatic load1
Androgens1
Appearance15
Blood pressure8
Bone density1
Brain1
Brain volumes1
left/right hemisphere asymetry2
Cortisol level5
Genes9
Heart rate3
Immune function1
Height10
Menstruation1
Menopause6
Skin colour1
Strength4
Vagal tone2
Weight43
Health Care18
Hospitalization7
Treatments128
Medication2
Rehabilitation2
Sex-reassigment7
Transplantation1
Suicide/self-harm17
Dying28
Happiness and mental health33
Theories3
Mental defects: negative mental health62
General impairment score26
Specific mental defects35
Addiction (ICD code F10-F19)2
ADHD (ICD code F90-F98)2
Alexithimia1
Anhedonia (ICD code R45)1
Anxiety (ICD code F41)9
Autism (ICD ode F84)3
Burnout (ICD code Z73)7
Compulsive disorder (ICD code F42)2
Defensiveness3
Dementia (ICD code F01-02)4
Dependency2
Depression (ICD code F32-34)35
Eating disorder (ICD code F50)5
Forgetful2
Gender dysphoria (ICD code F64)3
Neuroticism (ICD code F60)12
Psychopathy (ICD code F60.2)1
Psycho-somatic defects (ICD code F45)4
Rumination (ICD code F42)3
Schizophrenia (ICD code F20)17
Stressed (ICD code Z-73)7
frail, vulnerable1
Psychotherapy124
Anti-depressive drugs11
Reminisence therapy1
Mental strength: positive mental health44
Energy/Activity18
General effectiveness scores26
Psycho social development18
Self-actualization12
Self-efficacy32
Self direction5
Self-knowledge0
Specific strong points17
Creativity13
Identity18
Perceived meaningfulness76
Pro-active2
Resilience9
Self esteem75
Sense of coherence15
Use of strengths2
Vitality6
Wisdom12
Zest0
Specific abilities5
Cognitive abilities41
Command of language3
IQ21
Gifted6
Retarded, demented7
Emotional intelligence46
Employability1
Humorous1
Internet proficiency1
Social abilities16
Ability to function in daily life14
Art of living38
Hedonic capacity9
Non-western notions of health1
Ayurveda Prakrti (Traditional Indian philosophy)1
Acculturation2
CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and PERSONALITY 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 195
Personality development5
Inborn dispositions1
Personality change1
Personality organization2
Complexity8
Consistency3
Configurantion1
Personality traits195
Activity2
Flow Experience8
Agression2
Alienation4
Anxiety2
Fear of failure1
Authentic2
Autoritarian2
Awareness1
Mindfulness15
Mood awareness19
Self-reflection1
Cognitive style3
Conscientious2
Perfectionism2
Decisive1
Dominant1
Emotionality26
Mood variability4
Emotional expressiveness1
Emotional differentiation2
Mood control1
Extraversion35
Humorous12
Genuine0
Impulsive1
Individualism20
Involvement4
Maximizing3
Morality2
Morning/evening type2
Openness6
Self-disclosure10
Openness to experience1
Optimism/Positivity68
Negative emotion0
Nostalgia2
Risk orientation12
Perceived fate control144
Sense of power1
Persistence1
Pleasure seeking10
Rigidity2
Sociability5
Attachment style7
Belonging, sense of2
Compassion0
Empathy2
Envious1
Forgiveness14
Gratitude34
Kindness8
Reciprocity1
Vengeance1
Sensation seeking3
Novelty seeking1
Superficial1
Time orientation42
Coping style125
Coping with unhappiness3
Coping with confrict1
Rumination2
Self-concept99
Body image1
Group identification2
Narcisicm3
Self compassion2
Self-self congruency across situations2
Self-other congruency in view on self1
Self presentation2
Self control3
Mood control16
CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and PREFERENCES 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 2
Motivation10
Achievement motivation9
Envious1
Hedonic desires1
Intrinsic motivation3
Search for meaning1
Goals37
Having goals25
Having aspirations4
Having life goals14
Development of goals1
Object of goals59
Object of aspirations14
Educational aspirations0
Income aspirations1
Migration aspiration1
Object of life goals32
Want children1
Realization of goals38
Perceived realization37
Actual goal realization6
Goal adjustment4
Kind of goals16
Approach/avoidance3
Authenticity of goals15
Behavioral relevance4
Clarity of goals6
Commitment to goals1
Conventionality of aims0
Difficulty of goals2
Diversity2
Flexibility5
Importance of goals2
Internal consistency of set4
Meaning of goals4
Realism of goals1
Time span of goals2
Values29
Ethical values67
Hedonic values32
Materialist values93
Individualism values4
Social values2
Family values2
Spending priorities2
Political values34
Political extremism8
Political conservatism13
Party preference11
Attitude to political issues4
Work values8
Value environment fit17
Living up to one's values7
Religion118
Religiousness180
Religious denomination17
Religious practices12
Attitudes46
Attitudes to freedom1
Perceived freedom3
Attitudes to the future1
Expected income3
Perceived improvement of one's life4
Hope55
Attitude to one's own happiness19
Attitudes to life issues3
Attitudes to death7
Meaning in life18
Quality of life0
Wish to live6
Attitudes to society6
Attitude to competition2
Attitudes to the economy3
Attitude to marketing1
Attitude to entitlements1
Attitude to environmental protection4
Attitudes to inequality11
Attitude to modernity6
Attitude to nation3
Attitude to cultural preservation1
Attitude to nation/culture of origin1
Attitude to own (return)migration1
Attitudes to political issues7
Attitude to democracy2
Trust in institutions7
Attitude to life style issues1
Attitude to money1
Attitudes to nutrition0
Attitude to local environment5
Attitudes to community5
Attirude to local tourism1
Attitude to nature4
Attitude to nuclear power0
Attitudes to people0
Attitudes to women2
Trust in people33
Hero attachment1
Ethnocentrism2
Attitudes to safety2
Attitudes to school1
Attitudes to work5
Attitude to occupations1
Beliefs18
Belief in afterlife3
Belief in Free Will2
Beliefs about Happiness31
Perceived sources of happiness34
belief that possessions make happy2
Accuracy of perception of effect on happiness1
Perceived happiness of others3
Perceived relative happiness2
Perceived variability of happiness2
Belief in Just World11
Belief in hard work1
Beliefs about one-self0
Belief to be genetically determined1
Belief in social progress2
Perceived corruption in country1
Worries13
Problems2
Perceived discrimination7
Fear of crime5
Conventionality of outlook13
Interests1
Preferences0
Preference for time over money4
Preference ro stop working0
CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and BEHAVIOR: What happy people do 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 13
Happiness and Activity level53
Creative behavior2
Leisureactivity2
Mental activity1
Physical activity9
Happiness and Activity Pattern6
Change in activities0
Variation in activities1
Multitasking1
Happiness and Particular Activities4
Eating1
Happiness and Consumption92
Degree5
Basic needs1
Experience/material consumption6
Food40
Gambling2
Ideological consumption0
Green consumption8
Contested consumption0
Luxury4
Conspicious comsumption2
Possessions14
Car7
Communication devices0
Internet access5
PC3
Telephone5
Household conveniences1
Housing25
Energy1
Savings/insurances21
Services4
Stimulants78
Alcohol10
Drugs5
Tobacco6
Tax paying1
Happiness and Choice5
Happiness and Health Behavior56
Healthy eating19
Sleep27
Self-harm1
Sufficient water intake1
Use of alternative medicine1
Use of health services0
Happiness and Leisure90
Leisure activities5
Artistic activities5
Gardening4
Media use4
Advertisement exposure4
Internet55
Social media52
Internet addiction16
Music listening4
Reading5
TV watching43
Outdoor activities2
Attendance of cultural events6
Cinema1
Socializing3
Sporting145
Biking, walking0
Dancing0
Vacationing41
Holiday travel15
Wellness stay0
Engagement in new leisure activities2
Happiness and Life-Style-Type23
Nudism2
Sustainable life-style0
Ways to pursue happiness17
Happiness and use of mental training/therapy2
Use of happiness training2
Meditation7
Tai Chi, Yoga0
Happiness and Organizational behavior0
Leadership1
Happiness and Political Behavior3
Political participation11
Voting4
Happiness and Pro-social Behavior10
Civic behavior3
Deviant behavior16
Ecological behavior6
Giving30
Helping behavior2
Reciprocity2
Tax evasion2
Happiness and Risk behavior7
Happiness and Social Interaction0
sharing experiences1
Happiness and Study11
Being a student0
Kind of school8
School characteristics15
School grade6
School involvement8
School success30
Happiness and Time use64
Actual-ideal discrepancy0
Time spend on particular activities0
Time spend on childcare0
Happiness and Travel behavior9
Happiness and Work33
In workforce (vs not)1
Ability to work9
Having work59
Unemployed215
Retired108
Post retirement work1
Working (married) women93
Part time work26
Multiple jobs1
Want for work11
Job searching5
Want more/less work1
Work involvement10
Absence from work1
Turnover6
Kind of work24
Occupation66
Entrepreneur4
Lawyer0
Sector2
Fair trade agriculture1
Public/private sector3
Skill level of work0
Over/under qualified for job1
Unpaid work0
Childcare0
Housework29
Voluntary work44
Work attitudes19
Work conditions136
Bridge job1
Flex-work16
Formal/informal employment1
Job security10
Pay1
Organization2
Self employed38
Shift work0
Subsidized work0
Telework5
Work schedule flexibility2
Work/family conflict48
Work performance15
Company performance0
Working time2
Commuting30
Weekend work1
Working hours40
CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and HAPPENINGS 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 163
Collective events3
Disaster36
Economic events8
Festivities9
Political events15
Sport events2
Time change1
War16
Terrorist attack7
Individual life events6
Minor daily event29
Disturbing interruptions2
Time pressure5
Uplifts3
Mayor life events107
Accident12
Bereavement4
Divorce2
Expropriation0
Financial good/bad luck1
Lottery winning13
Hospitalization1
Job change6
First job0
Job loss5
Migration0
Migration to other country34
Move (change house within country)17
Military service1
Retirement10
School drop-out4
School leave0
Sex reassignment10
Victim0
Victim of bullying16
Victim of domestic violence0
Victim of crime18
Victim of discrimination0
Victim of war1
Experiences3
Desired experience1
Extra-ordinary states of consciousness5
Moving experiences5
Stress of events1
Reminiscences of events2
Ritual marking of life change1
Predictability of life events2
CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and LIFE HISTORY 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 7
Birth history2
Happiness and Earlier Living Conditions14
Pre-natal conditions0
Medication of mother during pregnancy1
Conditions in childhood48
Intimate environment80
Alhohol consumption of parents1
Birth order1
Family crisis2
Foster child2
Happiness of parents5
Hardship in family0
Lived in an institution2
Mental health state of parents1
Number of sibblings2
Only child1
Parenting style3
Single parent family4
Violence in family1
Social status14
Unemployment of parent2
Wealth of parents3
Society3
Country of origin1
Stress in childhood3
Conditions in adulthood3
Intimate network20
Social status2
Society0
Work5
Reasons for earlier retirement( or not)1
Earlier intimate environment5
Happiness and Life Course45
Military service1
School history1
Happiness and Earlier Personal Characteristics8
Earlier appreciations1
Earlier health7
Earlier intelligence3
Earlier life style4
Earlier mental effectiveness2
Earlier personality10
Earlier physical activity0
Earlier preferences0
Earlier values2
Happiness and Life change/event61
earlier goal change1
Happiness over the Life Course38
Remembered happiness in the past82
Five years ago9
Happiness in youth27
Happiest period in life25
Expected happiness in the future96
Perceived changes in happiness66
Difference between earlier expected and currently experienced happiness2
Life review14
Life regrets5
Life suffering2
CORRELATION of HAPPINESS and SATISFACTIONS 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 33
Appraisals of life other than happiness6
Enjoyment1
Satisfaction with everything1
Satisfaction with aspects of life5
Satisfaction with opportunity for activities1
Satisfaction with domains of life162
Satisfaction with care5
Satisfaction with consumption7
Satisfaction with food2
Satisfaction with shopping2
Satisfaction with health4
Satisfaction with income18
Satisfaction with intimate relations58
Satisfaction with sex life1
Satisfaction with leisure19
Satisfaction with sports1
Satisfaction with living environment29
Satisfaction with oneself1
Satisfaction with one's appearance1
Satisfaction with safety3
Satisfaction with one's social position5
Satisfaction with school11
satisfaction with college/university life1
Satisfaction with society12
Satisfaction with spiritual life7
Satisfaction with travel4
Satisfaction with work155
Structure of satisfactions0
Balance across domains2
Hierarchy of the correspondence with happiness: Which domain satisfactions correspond most with happiness?80
Summed domain satisfactions4
Weighted vs unweighted sum-scores13
Different weights1
DETERMINANTS OF HAPPINESS 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 6
Overview of theories75
Determinants of hedonic level7
Overview of theories33
Need gratification theory29
Evidence for need theory2
Perceived fit theory (Cognitive theory of pleasant affect)4
Culture behaviour fit1
Self-environment fit11
Value-behavior fit1
Do positive and negative affects vary independently?65
Physiological basis of hedonic experience40
Neural mechanisms19
Are there temperamental differences in pleasure proneness?5
Human/animal similarities11
Genetic correlates11
Similarity with genetic basis of correlates of happiness2
Determinants of contentment18
Review of theories51
Which standards of comparison?28
Which comparison levels?3
What are the most current standards?3
How do comparison standards develop?9
How do comparison levels develop?1
Determinants of success in meeting standards1
Perceptions of success in meeting standards2
Evidence for comparison theory100
Striking the balance of life29
The mental calculus: How do we assess how happy we are?23
Problems in reconstructing the evaluation of life3
Mental processes20
Estimating average experience1
Comparison9
Which is most decisive?4
When hedonic level most decisive, when contentment?11
Integrate appraisals0
Cognitive and affective appraisals14
Life aspect/domain satisfactions14
Past, present and future2
Pleasures and pains5
Reflect an attitude14
Is happiness a trait?55
Further calculative strategies of the mind3
Factors affecting the overall evaluation34
Contextual effects5
Heuristics4
Rose colored outlook12
Defensive bias2
Peak/end effects2
Homeostatic mechanisms12
Loss aversion5
Social models and pressures3
Development of happiness4
Adaptation56
Development of attitude towards life4
Promotive conditions15
Causal models53
Difference in conditions for happiness13
Across nations7
Within nations31
Difference across happiness levels0
Differences across personality types6
Difference in determinants of affective and cognitive components of happiness29
Optimal degree of conditions0
(non)-linearity of statistical association1
Optimal mix of conditions1
Relative impact12
Size of environmental effect7
Further issues0
Heritability of happiness64
How universal is happiness?18
Similarity in concomittants of happiness1
Why low correlations?26
CONSEQUENCES of HAPPINESS: Effects of enjoying life or not 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 70
Problems in assessing happiness effects5
Effects on conditions for happiness0
Differences in effects of happiness0
Cultural difference in effects of happiness3
Difference in effects of happiness within nations4
Difference in effects of afffective and cognitieve component0
Relative impact of happiness and unhappiness1
Effect on environment5
Effects on society18
Effects on economy2
Effect on acceptance of tourism0
Effects on attractiveness for tourists1
Effects on income inequality0
Effects on conflict/peace4
Effects on sustainability1
Effects on social bonds22
Effects on intimates personally3
Effects on relations with intimates16
Effects on colleagues2
Effects on social capital in community0
Effects on oneself21
Effects on behavior2
Effects on choice3
Effects on consumer behavior2
Effects on frugality1
Effects on cping with loss1
Effects on ecological behavior0
Effects on happiness seeking1
Effects on health behavior4
Effects on physical activity2
Effects on use of stimulants1
Effects on migration4
Effects on political behavior14
Effects on procreation0
Effects on pro-social behavior27
Effects on giving2
Effects on helping1
Effects on response behavior1
Effects on risk behavior4
Effects on social participation8
Effects on volunteer work2
Effects on cognition26
Effects on perception/Retrospection8
Effects on reference1
Effects on satisfactions16
Effect on self-focus1
Effects on trust in people1
Effects on health10
Effects on physical health136
Effects on fertility5
Effects on functional health2
Effects of immune function3
Effects on recovery0
Effects on survival32
Effects on mental health34
Effects on life change3
Effects on motivation1
Effects on performance26
Effects on activity4
Effects on earnings7
Effects on learning12
Effects on work46
Effect on self-employment1
Effects on job change1
Effect on (un)employment1
Effects on personality development4
Effect on self-esteem1
Effects on preferences14
Effects on materialism1
Effects on resilience0
Effects on satisfaction0
Effects on social behavior0
Various effects14
Functions of (un)happiness27
Functions of overall happiness22
Functions of hedonic level17
Functions of affective experience10
Functions of pleasantness in affect11
Functions of awareness of overall hedonic level0
Optimal ratio of positive and negative affect1
Functions of contentment2
Dysfunction of happiness5
Dysfunction of making up one's mind0
Dysfunction of judging life positively1
Can one be too happy?12
PURSUIT of HAPPINESS 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 17
Do people seek happiness?17
Pleasure as general force in motivation3
Happiness as an individual goal5
What people seek happiness?1
What people do to get happier17
Happiness as a public goal4
Is happiness feasible?11
Is lasting happiness possible?3
Can we be happy most of our life?0
Can we get happier than we are?1
How much happiness is maximally possible?1
Can happiness be promoted?70
Are people not too different?1
Can happiness be learned?31
Is happiness not too relative?73
Is happiness a trait?17
Are improvements of any consequences?1
Which improvements promise most effect?1
Will brain manipulation yield happiness?2
Is pursuit of happiness self-defeating?24
Can efficiencvy in use of resources for happiness be measured?1
Should happiness be promoted?40
Is happiness something good in itself (a virtue)?12
How much happiness is optimal?6
Isn't experiential happiness 'false' happiness?19
Does promotion of happiness come at the cost of other valued matters?5
What happiness most important?1
Ways to greater happiness in society (macro level)89
Analysis of effects on happiness61
Cost-benefit analysis and policy evaluation9
Micro-simulation1
Recommended policies48
Community1
Economy11
Income, wealth5
Taxation3
Sustainability0
Welfare3
Work3
Education5
Environment7
Family3
Childcare1
Foreign aid0
Health care3
Medical technology1
Mental health care8
Law0
Urban planning1
Value climate4
Choice1
Observed effects on happiness of policy on .15
Economy1
Austerity1
Education0
Expropriation1
Job protection1
Home-ownership3
Minimum wage2
Redistribution of incomes1
Sustainability1
Taxation6
Welfare14
Work6
Workfare0
Family4
Child care policy6
Foreign aid3
Health care1
Mental health care1
Reduction of smoking, drinking4
Justice2
Compulsory services0
Community service1
Military service1
Role of government22
Side effects of happiness policy3
Ways to greater happiness in organizations (meso level)0
Recommened ways to improve happiness in organizations0
Ways to greater happiness of individuals (micro level)13
Recommended ways of life (individual level)9
Observed effects on happiness of interventions at individual level7
Activation programs6
Dance therapy1
Gardening therapy2
Internet training3
Leisure education3
Music therapy1
Physical activation18
Social activation2
Crisis intervention1
Happiness trainings8
Enjoyment training1
Nature involvement0
Novelty trying3
Savouring training5
Goal setting training9
Humor therapy3
Laughter yoga2
Mental disciplining0
Meditation. Mindfulness11
Tai Chi, Yoga1
Positive thinking training15
Forgiving1
Gratitude14
Hope enhancement0
Kindness training6
Self-awareness training1
Life review therapy9
Mood awareness training3
Thought process awareness1
Self-development training1
Character strenghs interventions11
Self-affirmation training5
Self-expressiveness training1
Self-help16
Biblio-therapy0
Happiness self-monitoring11
Self management training6
Sociability training2
Trainings using multiple methods13
Happiness lessons in school13
Reviews of happiness trainings and effect research25
Health care4
Health education2
Mental health care1
Spa therapy1
Lifestyle advise, life coaching15
Moral education1
Psycho-education3
Training for coping with care tasks3
Training for coping with illness2
Psycho-therapy9
Socio-therapy0
Relation therapy8
Wellbeing support programs3
Spiritual encounter0
Support groups6
Vocational training3
Work motivation training1
Work wellbeing training1
Workfare3
Technical tools1
VIEWS ON ONE'S OWN HAPPINESS (beliefs about happines, not actual happiness) 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 14
Perceived change in one's happiness5
Perceived comparative happiness13
Perceived control over one's happiness3
Perceived entitled happiness (How happy one ought to be)0
Perceived ideal happiness for oneself: most desirable degree6
Difference between ideal and real happiness1
Perceived importance of own happiness9
Perceived reputation of happiness5
Prediction of one's own happiness8
Perceived sources of one's own happiness315
Accuracy of perception37
Difference expected and remembered happiness0
Difference expected and experienced happiness14
Difference between expected happiness and choice2
Perceived Stability of one's own happiness1
Reported ways to pursue happiness21
VIEWS ON HAPPINESS IN PUBLIC OPINION: Sociology of happiness ideas 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 4
Advice on happiness11
Attitudes to happiness8
Acceptance of happiness as a policy goal2
Acceptance of ways to happiness1
Acceptance of artificial happiness0
Ideological connotations of the term "happiness"1
Moral appreciation of happiness23
Expert opinion32
Public opinion41
Preference for happiness14
Pressure to be/act happy2
Selfpresentation as (un)happy1
Beliefs about happiness13
Myths about happiness19
Perceived Level of happiness8
In the past6
In the present8
Of people in general14
Of compatriots10
Of people in other countries/regions8
Perceived livability of nations5
Of social categories42
Of intimates6
In the future11
Attribution of happiness level7
Perceived sources of happiness: Concepts of the good life62
Expert opinion45
Among policy makers1
Public opinion67
Children's concepts of happiness5
Attribution of causal effects5
Perceived consequences of happiness2
Cultural variations in views on happiness59
Western vs. Non-Western countries32
Rise of the western happiness ideas45
Trend hedonic tone in public communications1
Interest in happiness12
Use of the word happiness3
Web search on happiness0
Prominence in public discourse5
Perceptiveness for happiness1
Reasons for (des)interest in happiness1
Models of happiness0
Models in advertisement2
Models in counseling21
Models in politics3
Models in fiction34
Models in proverbs1
Models in religion3
Models in social media2
Models in teaching1
Uses of happiness concepts10
Symbolic use1
Use in marketing1
Normative use8
Analytic use1
Use for inferring preferences1
Political use10
Policy aims8
Progress indicator2
Communication of happiness1
VIEWS ON HAPPINESS IN PHILOSOPHY 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 21
Concepts of happiness44
Objective vs. Subjective concepts19
Mixed concepts: enjoying life while 10
Being well-informed11
Being morally sound11
Living up to common standards1
Thriving, actualizing9
Seeing meaning2
Specific concepts of happiness6
Happiness as affective experience30
Happiness as a cognitive appraisal26
Happiness as an attitude14
Short-term vs long-term happiness0
Difference with folk concept3
Difference with other notions of well-being1
History of philosophical thought17
Classics23
Contemporary13
Views on happiness in religions0
Buddhism1
Methodology3
Analysis of meanings of the word21
Analysis of (history) of ideas2
Empirical support for ideas11
Schools of philospphical thought52
Epicureanism1
Eudaimonism19
Hedonism4
Utilitarianism58
Topics in philosophy of happiness1
Conditions for happiness10
Control over one's happiness2
Critics of empirical happiness research31
Existence of a single hedonic dimension in affect2
Making people happy vs making more people happy0
Paradoxes of happiness12
Possibility of happiness3
Self-judgment of happiness7
Do people judge their life at all?1
How do people make judgment?3
How rational?10
Role of narrative2
Utility of happiness12
As a guide in private choice11
As a guide in public choice62
Goal of education1
Value of happiness58
Is happiness mere contentment?0
Is happiness the final end?6
Are there 'higher' and 'lower' kinds of happiness?3
Priority for the least happy?1
Relative to other values1
Happiness and well-being8
TO BE (RE)CODED 
DescriptionNumber of Publications
 0
Relative strenght of correlations1
History of region0
Violence0
Voice0
Appreciation of beauty and excellence0
Altruism1
Arrirudes to sexuality1
Time child care0
Cross border commuting1
Evolutionary basis1
Perceived relative happiness1