Findings on happiness in Vieno et al. (2009): study IT Veneto 2006

Author(s)Vieno, A; Baldassari, D.; Lenzi, M.; Mirandola, M.; Santinello, M
TitleHealth Status in Immigrants and Native Early Adolescents in Italy.
SourceJournal of Community Health, 2009, Vol. 34,181 -187
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s10900-008-9144-2
Public10-18 aged general public, Vieno: Italy, 2006
Collect periodMay
Survey nameHealth Behavior in School Aged Children
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =6744
 including 481 immigrants
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 questionnaire administered in class room
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder. The top of the ladder '10' represents the best possible life for you and the bottom '0' is the worst possible life for you. In general , where on the ladder do you feel you stand at the moment? Tick the box next to the number that best describes where you stand 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication183
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.79

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Bullying victimizationV06ab03Victim of bullying
Family socio-economic statusS09ab01'Objective' socio-economic status
Family socio-economic statusP12abCurrent possessions, also classified as above ↑
Family socio-economic statusF01agSocio-economic background (earlier for adults, current for young), also classified as above ↑
Friends supportF06ac03Intimate discussions
Friends supportS10ac02Perceived availability of social support, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
ImmigrantM09aa01aEver moved or not
ImmigrantF01af01kMigration of parents, also classified as above ↑
Number of friendsF06ab02Number of friends/acquaintances