Findings on happiness in Levine & Norenzayan (1999): study ZZ Developed nations 1992

Author(s)Levine, R.V.; Norenzayan, A.
TitleThe Pace of Life in 31 Countries.
SourceJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 1999, Vol. 30, 178 - 205
DOIDOI: 10.1177/0022022199030002003
PublicAdults, general public, 15 cities in developed nations, 1992-1995
 Data available on both happiness and pace of life: Switserland, Japan, Italy, England, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Poland, Singapore, United States, Canada, South Korea, Hungary, Greece, Mexico
Survey nameNot available
SampleMixed samples
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations.
Respondents N =20000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentBehavioural observation
 Observation and survey data.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on different single questions Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale - scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing - scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Pace of lifeshow  Pace of life in nation