Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1994c): study AU 1984

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, 1984
Collect period5
Survey nameNot available
 Data: Australian National Science Survey, 1984
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =2208
 656 migrants
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Please look at this satisfaction scale and tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your life as a whole 10 satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Dissatisfied Numbers were presented in different order (1 satisfied… 10 dissatisfied).
Author's labelAverage life-satisfaction
Page in publication143, 153
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On 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 ↑