Findings on happiness in Crivelli et al. (2016): study CH 2012

Author(s)Crivelli, L.; Della Bella, S.; Lucchini, M.
TitleHappiness and Health.
SourceBruni L.; Porta P.L.; Eds: "Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life"' Edward Elgar, 2016, Cheltenham, UK / Northampton, USA
DOIdoi: 10.4337/9781783471171
Public18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, followed 9 years, 2004-2012
Collect period2004
Last collect period2012
 Pooled samples from 2004 to 2012
Survey nameCH-SHP pooled waves
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =6960
 9 pooled samples from 2004 to 2012, 35281 person/year observations
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how satisfied are you with your life? 0 not at all 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication380
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.441.44

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Conflicts with related personsshow  Earlier family-life
Conflicts with related personsshow  Family climate, also classified as above ↑
Death of closely related personshow  Death of an intimate
Death of closely related personshow  Earlier life (antecedents of happiness), also classified as above ↑
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Health index (bad health)show  Earlier physical health
Health index (bad health)show  Self-perceived health, also classified as above ↑
Incomeshow  Earlier level of income
Incomeshow  Household income , also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Divorced or separated
Marital statusshow  Earlier marital states, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Ever divorced/separated, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Ever widowed, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Never married, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Separated, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Widowed, also classified as above ↑
Physical activityshow  Active involvement in sports
Physical activityshow  Earlier involvement in sports, also classified as above ↑
Presence of childrenshow  Current parental status
Presence of childrenshow  Development of parental status, also classified as above ↑
Termination of close relationshipshow  Change in intimacy
Termination of close relationshipshow  Earlier friendships, also classified as above ↑
Work statusshow  Current employment status
Work statusshow  Earlier (un)employment, also classified as above ↑
Work statusshow  Not in labour force, also classified as above ↑