Findings on happiness in Haugen & Blekesaune (2005): study NO 1995

Author(s)Haugen, M.S.; Blekesaune, A.
TitleFarm and Off-farm Work and Life Satisfaction among Norwegian Farm Women.
SourceSociologia Ruralis, 2005, Vol. 45, 71 - 83
PublicFarm women, Norway, 1995
 Women farmers and spouses up to 67 years of age
Survey nameNot available
 Living conditions among farm households 1995, Norwegian Bureau of Statistics
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Representative sample of farm households in Norway
Respondents N =928
 Survey N = 935, interview N =25
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days? Please tell me on a scale of 1 to 10, where one means very dissatisfied and 10 means very satisfied 10 very satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 very dissatisfied
Author's labelSubjective Well-being
Page in publication74,81
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.60

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Health problemsH14acCurrent functional health
Labour categoriesF04ab02Being wife of a farmer
Labour categoriesO01abCurrent occupation, also classified as above ↑
Labour categoriesE02ab01Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Labour categoriesF04ab03Time spend to farming, also classified as above ↑
Summed effectS15ab03Socio-demographic + health