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Kainulainen et al. (2018): study FI 2012 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Kainulainen, S.; Saari, J.; Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Life-Satisfaction is More a Matter of Feeling Well Than Having What You Want. Tests of Veenhoven's Theory
Source:
International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2018, Vol. 4, 209 - 235

Investigation

Public:
20-64 aged, Finland, 2012
Survey name:
FIN- WEBE 2012
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1883
Non Response:
62%
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Paper with possibility of online answering

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
0  dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
10,14-15
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.67 7.67
SD:
1.71 1.71
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Does life these days mostly give you a pleasant or a unpleasant feeling:
10  mostly pleasant
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 mostly unpleasant
Classification:
A-AOL-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Affect
Page in publication:
10,14-15
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.93
SD:
1.79
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How succesful are you in getting what you want from life?
10  I have got more than I ever dreamed of
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  
0 life falls short of my wants..
Classification:
C-W-h-sq-n-11-b
Author's label:
Contentment
Page in publication:
10,14-15
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.15
SD:
1.93

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Affect O-SL by A-AOL Contentment Contentment Marital status MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS Loneliness Coping with conflicts, loneliness Contacts with friends Current contacts with friends
Contact on social media
Possibility of getting help Current social support received Liveability of neighborhood Current livability of local environment
Trust in local society
Trust in people Trust in fellow-man in nation
Trust in people
Misuse of people Trust in people Helpfulness of people Attitudinal climate (attitudes of others) Selfreported health Global health rating Net income Current income level (unspecified) Income sufficiency Sufficiency of current income Societal position Subjective social rank Satisfaction with societal position Satisfaction with own status