Findings on happiness in Ouweneel (2002): study ZZ Developed nations 1980 /1

Author(s)Ouweneel, P.
TitleSocial Security and Well-Being of the Unemployed in 42 Nations.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2002, Vol. 3, 167 - 192
PublicEmployed and unemployed 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)
Finding used in
nation ranks

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

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.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Job statusE02ab03Unemployed involuntary
Personal income in 1990I01abCurrent income level (unspecified)