Findings on happiness in Crous et al. (2018): study ES 2017

Publication
Author(s)Crous, G.; Casas, F.; Gonzalez-Carrasco, M.
TitleWhat Aspects are Important to Adolescents to Achieve Full Satisfaction in Life?
SourceChild Indicators Research, 2018, online publication
URLhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12187-018-9535-6
Investigation
Public11-16 aged secondary school pupils,Spain, 2017
Survey nameNot available
 Own survey
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
  N % Boys Girls Mean age 1st year 154 20.2 88 66 11.98 2nd year 229 30 93 136 12.98 3rd year 187 24.5 76 111 14.05 4th year 193 25.3 84 109 15.06 Total 763 341(45%) 422(55%) 13.58
Respondents N =763
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 The questionnaire was delivered in groups to all the tudents that had returned the consent form in their usual classroom in 35-40 minute sessions. First, a researcher explained the aim of the study and the conficential nature of the data. They were told that it was an individual quaestionnaire to be completed voluntary and that questions could be left unanswered. Depending on the size of the group, 2 or 3 researchers were present to answer participants' questions. 1st and 2nd year pupis received a shortened, simplified version of the questionnaire.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question .. Life as a whole ( full text not reported) 0 completely dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-?-sq-n-11-b
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: overall happiness .. (full text not reported) 10 extremely happy 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 extremely unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-?-sq-n-11-d
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Combined self perceived aspects that contribute to happinessshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Acting in line with my principlesshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Appreciating natureshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Appreciating small things in lifeshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Being a fair and honeste personshow  Perceived sources of happiness
Importance for own happiness: Being a useful person to othersshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Being at peace with myselfshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Being happyshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Doing things wellshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Doing whatever I wantshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Enjoying intense experiencesshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Experiences feeling aliveshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Feeling connected to a higher beingshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Having a good timeshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Having new experiencesshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Having plenty of moneyshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Having power over othersshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Having what I wantshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: How to see the best in peopleshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Loving intenselyshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Make other people happyshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: My life has a goalshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Not afraid being aloneshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Others have a good memory of meshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: People admire meshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: People love meshow  Perceived sources of happiness
Importance for own happiness: Practising a religionshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: Seeing that I produce thingsshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Importance for own happiness: There is something after deathshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness