Findings on happiness in Andersson et al. (2013a): study SE Västra Götalands län 2012 /1

Author(s)Andersson, D.; Holmberg, J.; Larsson, J.; Nassen, J.
TitleGreenhouse Gas Emission and Subjective Well-Being: An Analalysis of Swedish Households.
SourceEcological Economics, 2014, Vol. 102, 75 - 82
DOIDOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.03.018
Public25-65 aged,general public, southwest Sweden, 2012
Collect periodMay
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability area sample
 Women, higher income, age, higher education overrepresented but bias is small and sample is representative for the total population of Vastra Gotaland except for education.
Respondents N =2500
 Response after two survey mailings, three postcard reminders and one telephone reminder.
Non Response59.9%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How ... feel in general? (full text not reported) 1 sad 2 3 4 5 6 7 happy
Author's labelAffective well-being
Page in publication77
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: "...... how satisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole......?" (Full question not reported) 1 not very satisfied 2 somewhat satisfied 3 very satisfied 4 extremely satisfied
Author's labelCognitive well-being
Page in publication77
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: We want to know how you feel. Please indicate on the scale below. 10 means that you are doing well, 0 means that you are doing badly 10 you are doing well 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 doing badly
Author's labelSWB indicator
Page in publication77
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.89

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Affective well-biengH07ad04bM-AO by M-FH
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Air travelT03ab02Modes of travel
Air travelC10ab03oTransport, also classified as above ↑
Cognitive vs. Affective well-beingH07aa04hO-SL by M-FH
Cognitive well-beingH07aa04fO-SL by M-AO
EducationE01abCurrent education
ExercisingS12abCurrent sporting
Family timeT01ad06aTime spend with family
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Has childrenC03aa01Ever had children (vs not)
HealthH14abCurrent general health status
Non-work drivingT03ab01Amount of travel
Non-work drivingT03ab02Modes of travel, also classified as above ↑
PartnerM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Red meatN15ab04What one eats
Size of residenceH22ab03eSurface of house
Social activitiesS08abCurrent total social participation
Time pressureT01ab03Perceived time-pressure
Working or studyingO01ab01In working-force or not
Working or studyingA02ac11Studying, also classified as above ↑