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Laaksonen (2018): study ZZ Europe 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Laaksonen, S.
Title:
A Research Note: Happiness by Age is More Complex than U-Shaped.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2018, Vol. 19, 471 - 482

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public, 30 EU nations, 2008-2013
Survey name:
EU-ESS 4-6, 2008-2012
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 155500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are?
0  extremely unhappy
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely happy
-    don't know
-    no answer
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
472
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.86%,   2: 0.85%,   3: 1.6%,   4: 3.1%,   5: 3.8%,   6: 11.5%,   7: 9%,   8: 17.7%,   9: 25.6%,   10: 15.2%,   11: 9.8%   (total 99.01%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.11 7.11
SD:
2.07 2.07

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years)