Findings on happiness in Becchetti & Pisani (2014): study IT 2010

Author(s)Becchetti, L.; Pisani, F.
TitleFamily Economic Well-Being, and (Class) Relative Wealth: An Emperical Analysis of Life Satisfaction of Secundary School Students in Three Italian Cities.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2014, Vol. 15, 503 -525
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s10902-013-9433-z
Public17-18 aged , secondary school students, Italy, 2010
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =2124
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
General remarksnot reported, assumed
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, to what extend are you satisfied with your life? 0 the minimum 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 the maximum
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.561.56

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Bank accountshow  Bank account
Family trustshow  Family climate
Family trustshow  Trust in people, also classified as above ↑
Family trustshow  Trusting, also classified as above ↑
Friendshipshow  Earlier friendships
Friendshipshow  Self-confidant, also classified as above ↑
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Homeownershow  House owned or rented
Homeownershow  Specific possessions, also classified as above ↑
Mortgageshow  Debts
Parental jobsshow  Parents occupation
Repeat schoolshow  Change in schooling
Repeat schoolshow  Doubled a class, also classified as above ↑
Residenceshow  Region in Italy
School performanceshow  Current stage in school-career
Single parentshow  Number of parents (broken home)