Findings on happiness in Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study ZZ EU 25 2006

Author(s)Sortheix, F.M.; Lönnqvist, J.E.
TitlePersonal Value Priorities and Life Satisfaction in Europe: The |Moderating Role of Socioeconomic Development.
SourceJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2014, Vol. 45, 282 - 299
Public15+ aged, general public, 25 European nations, 2006
 6,3% excluded who had more than 5 missing values in their responses to the Portrait Value Questionnaire
Survey nameEU-ESS 3: 2006
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =44106
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 3 questions: A: How satisfied are you with your life as a whole? B How satisfied are you with how life has turned out so far? C: How happy are you? Each rated 0 extremely dissatisfied (unhappy) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 extremenly satisfied (happy) Computation: (A+B+C)/3
Author's labelLife satisfaction (LS)
Page in publication287
Error estimatesAverage Cronbach alpha across nations .85
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Random slope varianceshow  Hedonic values in nation
Random slope varianceshow  Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Random slope varianceshow  Value-environment fit, also classified as above ↑