Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1990c): study ZZ 1970

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleDe Vrolijke Vechtmaatschappij. (The Merry Competition Society).
SourcePaper Erasmus University, 1990, Rotterdam, Netherlands
PublicAdults, general public, 22 nations, 1970-1985
 India, Philippines, Nigeria, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, South Korea, Panama, Jugoslavia, Puerto Rico, Singapore, IsraŽl, Italy, United Kingdom, Japan, Netherlands, France, West Germany, Australia, Canada, USA
Survey nameNot available
SampleSelection from general population sample
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =30000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksAlso reported in Ruut Veenhoven, Is happiness relative? Social Indicators research vol 24 1991, 1-34
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on different single questions 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
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Income positionI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)