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Studies

Veenhoven (1993b): study ZZ 1980 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Happiness in Nations.
Source:
Studies in Socio-Cultural Transformation, nr. 2, RISBO, 1993, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 31 nations, circa 1980
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 45000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

Various items using the term happiness

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale

Scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing

Scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
Classification:
O-HL---sq-nt-11-b
Author's label:
Happiness-in-life (0-10)

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Life expectancy Life-expectancy in the nation