Findings on happiness in Schoon et al. (2005): study FI 2000 /1

Author(s)Schoon, I.; Hansson, L.; Salmela-Aro, K.
TitleCombining Work and Family. Life Satisfaction Among Married and Divorced Men and Women in Estonia, Finland, and the UK.
SourceEuropean Psychologist, 2005, Vol. 10, 309 - 319
DOIdoi: 10.1027/1016-9040.10.4.309
PublicEmployed people, Finland, 2000
Survey nameNot available
 Ongoing longitudinal study on 1,750 men and women employed in four key sectors of the Finnish economy.
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Subsample consisting of men and women working in four Finnish organizations: a public- sector educational institution in a middle-sized town in Central Finland, a logistic sector from the whole of Finland, a Information technology firm located in southern and Northern cities, and a health care sector from southern Finland.
Respondents N =1750
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentMultiple methods
 not reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life? Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are. 0 totally dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 totally satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication312
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.07

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Marital StatusM02aa03Married vs divorced
Occupational StatusO01ac01bSkill level of occupation
Parental statusC03abCurrent parental status
Part-time vs full-time workE02ad01Full-time vs part-time