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Halman et al. (1987): study ZZ EU 10 1981 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Halman, L.C.; DeMoor, R.A.; Heunks, F.J.; Zanders, H.
Title:
Traditie, Secularisatie en Individualisering. (Tradition, Secularization and Individualisation- a Study into the Values of the Dutch within a European Context
Source:
Tilburg University Press, 1987, Tilburg, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, EU 10 nations, 1981
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 1
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 12464
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Author's label:
Satisfacion
Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Affect

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) Education Level of school-education Family Income Household income Urban living Open country vs village Religousness Self-definition as religious Work Current employment status
Hours work
Own home-EC House owned or rented