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Studies

Touburg & Veenhoven (2015): study ZZ World samples 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Touburg, G.; Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Mental Health Care and Average Happiness: Strong Relationship in Developed Nations.
Source:
Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services Research, 2015, Vol. 42, 394 - 404

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 143 nations, 2000-2009
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 3000000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Equivalent questions on life-satisfaction rated on various scales.  The items differ slightly in wording and number of the response options.

Scores are transformed to a common range 0 - 10 by means of expert weighting of response options (Thurstone's method).
Classification:
O-SLV-*-sq-nt-11-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
4
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:
5.90
SD:
1.30

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Mental health: professionals per capita in nation Mental health care in nation Mental health: % mental health care in total health budget Public health in nation
Mental health care in nation