Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1997a): study ZZ 1990

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleProgrès dans la Compréhension du Bonheur. (Progress in Understanding Happiness).
SourceRevue Québécoise de Psychologie, 1997, Vol. 18, 29 - 74
PublicAdults, general public, 39 nations, around 1990
 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Czecho-Slovakia (former), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (former West-), Germany (former East-), Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA
 around 1990
Survey nameNot available
 World Database of Happiness, States of Nations
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =40000
 Total sample size is about 40.000, sample sizes within nations vary between 1000 and 2000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Individualismshow  Individualistic values in nation
Individualismshow  Individualization in nation, also classified as above ↑