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Studies

Veenhoven (1994c): study ZZ Developed nations 1948

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, 9 developed nations, 1948-1981
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 9
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Various questions on overall satisfaction with life as a whole.

Scores transformed to scale 0-10
Classification:
O-SLW---sq-t-11-a
Author's label:
happiness
Page in publication:
133

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Relative temperal stability of average happiness in nations Trend in general public
Current nation of residence