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Studies

Veenhoven (1994c): study AU 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Is Happiness a Trait? Test of the Theory that a Better Society does not Make People any Happier.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1994, Vol. 32, 101 - 160

Investigation

Public:
16 + aged, general public, Australia, 1981
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 246
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question asked twice

'How do you feel about your life as a whole?'
1  terrible
2  very unhappy
3  unhappy
4  mostly dissatisfied
5  mixed feelings
6  mostly satisfied
7  pleased
8  very pleased
9  delighted
Classification:
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a
Author's label:
Average life-satisfaction
Page in publication:
143, 153

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Country of settlement vs country of origin Ever migrated or not
Earlier nationality (nation of origin)