Findings on happiness in Haski-Leventhal (2009): study ZZ Europe 2007

Author(s)Haski-Leventhal, D.
TitleElderly Volunteering and Well-Being: A Cross-European Comparison Based on SHARE Data
SourceVoluntas, 2009, Vol. 20: 388-404
DOIDoi: 10.1007?s11266-009-9096-x
Public50+ aged, 12 European Nations, 2007
 The mean age of the respondents was 64.8 and the overall average of volunteering rate was 10%.
Survey nameSHARE
 The data of this study was drawn from the first public version of the 2007 Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe.
SampleSelection from general population sample
 Due to different institutional conditions in each participating country, a uniform sampling design could not be used. It varied from a simple random selection of households from the central population registers, as in Denmark, to complex multi-stage designs, as in Greece.
Respondents N =30023
Non Response66%
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Following the personal interview, respondents were asked to answer an additional questionnaire and return it by mail.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question In general, how satisfied are you with your life? 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 satisfied 4 very satisfied
Author's labelLife Satisfaction
Page in publication395
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Volunteer vs non volunteerL03ac02mVoluntary work