Findings on happiness in Diener et al. (2002a): study ZZ World samples 1980

Author(s)Diener, E.; Lucas, R.E.; Oishi, S.; Suh, E.M.
TitleLooking Up and Looking Down: Weighting Good and Bad Information in Life Satisfaction Judgments.
SourcePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2002, Vol. 28, 437 - 445
PublicCollege students, 31 nations, 1980's
 Argentina; Austria; Australia; Bahrain; Brazil; China; Columbia; Denmark; Egypt; Estonia; Finland; Germany; Ghana; Greece; Guam; Hong Kong; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Italy; Japan; Lithuania; Nepal; Netherlands; Nigeria: Norway; Pakistan; Portugal; Peru; Puerto Rico; Singapore; Slovenia; South Africa; South Korea; Spain; Taiwan; Thailand; Turkey; USA; Zimbabwe.
Survey nameNot available
 Michalos' global report on students well-being (1991)
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =13113
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole right now.....? 1 terrible 2 unhappy 3 mostly dissatisfied 4 mixed (about equally satisfied and dissatisfied) 5 mostly satisfied 6 pleased 7 delighted - neutral (neither satisfied nor dissatisfied) - I never thought about it - does not apply to me Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (modified version by Michalos)
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication439
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as....:? 1 very unhappy 2 | unhappy 3 4 an even mixture of unhappiness and happiness 5 | happy 6 7 very happy no opinion
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication439
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Happinessshow  O-HL by O-DT
Satisfaction with life domainsshow  Satisfaction with multiple domains of life