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Studies

Veenhoven (1994c): study AU 1984

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, 1984
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 2208
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Please look at this satisfaction scale and tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your life as a whole
10 satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  Dissatisfied

Numbers were presented in different order (1 satisfied… 10 dissatisfied).
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-10-b
Author's label:
Average life-satisfaction
Page in publication:
143, 153
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.20 7.90

Correlational Findings

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