Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1994c): study AU 1981

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
Public16 + aged, general public, Australia, 1981
Survey nameNot available
 Victoria Immigrant Survey, 1981
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =246
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question asked twice 'How do you feel about your life as a whole?' 1 terrible 2 very unhappy 3 unhappy 4 mostly dissatisfied 5 mixed feelings 6 mostly satisfied 7 pleased 8 very pleased 9 delighted
Author's labelAverage life-satisfaction
Page in publication143, 153
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 9On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Country of settlement vs country of originshow  Earlier nationality (nation of origin)
Country of settlement vs country of originshow  Ever migrated or not, also classified as above ↑