Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1994c): study ZZ Western nations 1940

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleIs Happiness a Trait? Test of the Theory that a Better Society does not Make People any Happier.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1994, Vol. 32, 101 - 160
PublicVarious panels, followed 1 to 40 years, 1940-1990
Collect period1940 - 1990
 Nations include: Austria, Canada, Germany, Germany, Netherlands, USA
Survey nameNot available
SampleMixed samples
Respondents N =0
 Together the 26 studies involved more than 10.00 respondents
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksMeta-analysis of 26 longitudinal studies, detailed in Appendix 1 of the paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on questions: Various items about Overall happiness, Affect and Contentment
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication111
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
timespan in yearsshow  Long term happiness (< 10 years ago)