Findings on happiness in Delhey (2012): study ZZ Europe 2007

Author(s)Delhey, J.
TitleGleichheit Fühlt sich Besser an. ( Equality Feels Better.)
SourceISI, Vol. 47, 2012, 8 -11
Public18+ aged general public, 31 European nations, 2007
Survey nameEU-EQLS2007
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 Several exemptions from the regular sampling procedure were allowed
Respondents N =33647
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
 in 12 of the countries, paper-and-pencil face-to-face interviews (PAPI) were used, while in the remaining 19 countries the interviews were conducted using computerassisted personal interviews (CAPI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question How satisfied are you with your current life? 1. Very dissatisfied 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Very Satisfied
Author's labelLebenszufriedenheit
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together on a scale of one to 10, how happy would you say you are? Here one means you are very unhappy and 10 means you are very happy 10 very happy 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 very unhappy
Author's labelGl ück
Page in publication9
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Status discomfort (Statusunbehagen)show  Congruency self-image and reputation
Status discomfort (Statusunbehagen)show  Self perceived recognition, also classified as above ↑
Status discomfort (Statusunbehagen)show  Subjective social rank, also classified as above ↑