- Empirical research findings on co-variants of happiness. Not only factors found to be
statistically associated to happiness, but also non-correlates.
- Only findings yielded by indicators, that validly tap happiness as the 'overall
appreciation of one's life-as-a-whole'.
- All findings that could be traced. Not only the ones that reached scientific journals.
Coverage at 1-10-2013:
- 12564 correlational findings
- taken from 1717 studies, reported in 1203 publications
- Almost complete coverage of studies that reached the International Abstracts.
but considerable coverage of findings published in books and grey reports.
Fairly complete up to 1995
- Focused excerpts of empirical studies involving one or more acceptable happiness
measures. These excerpts inform about:
- Bibliographic source: author, title, book or journal, year
- Study design: data gathering, sampling
- Happiness measure: full description
- Standard abstracts of correlational research findings ordered by subject, country and
The abstracts include detail about:
- Bibliographic source: author, year, page reference
- Study design: population, sample, number of subjects, year
- Co-variate: label, measurement, subject-category.
- Happiness-item: type
- Statistics: association, significance, elaboration
- Elaborations of the statistical relationship
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