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Studies

Kainulainen et al. (2018): study FI 2012

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, 2016
Survey name:
FI-TITA
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1890
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Life has its pluses and minuses, how do thse balance in your life? Taking all together, how would you say you are with your life as a whole these days?
10 satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ac
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:
8.15 8.15
SD:
1.33 1.33
Full text:
selfreport on single question:

We all experience good and bad feelings, how do these weigh up in your case? How is your average mood these days?
10 mostly pleasant
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  mostly unpleasant
Classification:
A-AOL-c-sq-n-11-b
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:
7.91 7.91
SD:
1.33 1.33
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Please think of what you want in life: how much have these wants been met these days?
10  I have got more than I ever dreamed of
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  life falls short of my wants..
Classification:
C-W-h-sq-n-11-c
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:
7.55 7.55
SD:
1.49 1.49

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Affect O-SL by A-AOL Contentment Contentment