Findings on happiness in Ouweneel (2002): study ZZ Developed nations 1980

Publication
Author(s)Ouweneel, P.
TitleSocial Security and Well-Being of the Unemployed in 42 Nations.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2002, Vol. 3, 167 - 192
DOIdoi:10.1023/A:1019619324661
Investigation
PublicUnemployed adults, 42 nations, 1980-90
 1980, 1990
Survey nameNot available
 World Values Survey, wave 1 and 2.
SampleMixed samples
 Non probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations.
Respondents N =60000
 N varies between 1000 and 2000 per nation.
Non Responsen.a.
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no) A Particularly excited or interested in something? B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair? C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? D Very lonely or remote from other people? E Pleased about having accomplished something? F Bored? G On top of the world? H Depressed or very unhappy? I That things were going your way? J Upset because someone criticized you? Answer options and scoring: yes = 1 no = 0 Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -5 to +5 Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
ClassificationA-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's labelAffect Balance Scale
Page in publication170
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

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
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication170
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy.
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelOverall happiness
Page in publication170
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
1980-1990 Change social security expendituresN04ab11ceSocial security in nation
Average change in well-being of the unemployed 1980-1990N04ab11ceSocial security in nation
Average change in well-being of the unemployed 1980-1990E03ab01bdTrend happiness in employment categories, also classified as above ↑
Average change in well-being of the unemployed 1980-1990E02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
national wealthN04ab01aGnp per capita (raw)
Social security and income levelI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Social security and income levelN04ab11ceSocial security in nation, also classified as above ↑
State welfare effortN04ab11ceSocial security in nation