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Studies

Veenhoven (1994c): study ZZ 1980

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:
Adults, general public, 30 nations, 1980
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 30
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
mostly

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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Real income per capita Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc) Social security Social security in nation Women's emancipation Gender inequality (women emancipation) in nation Freedom of press Freedom of press in nation Political democracy Political democracy in nation Education Public education in nation Media attendence Media attendance in narion