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Studies

Mastekaasa & Moum (1984): study NO 1971

Publication

Author(s):
Mastekaasa, A.; Moum, T.
Title:
The Perceived Quality of Life in Norway: Regional Variations and Contextual Effects.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1984, Vol. 14, 385 - 419

Investigation

Public
15-64 aged, general public, Norway, 1971
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
15%
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Do you feel that your life at present is.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-d
Author's label:
Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Education Level of school-education Income Current income level (unspecified) Age Current age (in years) Male sex Sex: male (vs female) Household size Living alone or not Occupational prestige Social prestige of occupation Number of friends Current number of friends Occupationally active Current employment status Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Traditionalism of the county Modernity of local society
Social problems in vicinity
Economic level of the county Current economic conditions in one's region County (region) in Norway Region in Norway Joint effects Summed socio-demographic + environmental factors