Findings on happiness in Kainulainen et al. (2018): study FI 2012 /1

Publication
Author(s)Kainulainen, S.; Saari, J.; Veenhoven, R.
TitleLife-Satisfaction is More a Matter of Feeling Well Than Having What You Want. Tests of Veenhoven's Theory
SourceInternational Journal of Happiness and Development, 2018, Vol. 4, 209 - 235
URLhttps://econpapers.repec.org/article/idsijhdev/v_3a4_3ay_3a2018_3ai_3a3_3ap_3a209-235.htm
Investigation
Public20-64 aged, Finland, 2012
Survey nameFIN- WEBE 2012
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
WeightingY
 Weighed on age and sex
Respondents N =1883
Non Response62%
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Paper with possibility of online answering
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication10,14-15
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.677.67
Standard deviation1.711.71


Full textSelfreport on single question: Does life these days mostly give you a pleasant or a unpleasant feeling: 10 mostly pleasant 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 mostly unpleasant
ClassificationA-AOL-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelAffect
Page in publication10,14-15
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.93
Standard deviation1.79


Full textSelfreport on single question: How succesful are you in getting what you want from life? 10 I have got more than I ever dreamed of 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 life falls short of my wants..
ClassificationC-W-h-sq-n-11-b
Author's labelContentment
Page in publication10,14-15
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.15
Standard deviation1.93


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Affectshow  O-SL by A-AOL
Contacts with friendsshow  Contact on social media
Contacts with friendsshow  Current contacts with friends, also classified as above ↑
Contentmentshow  Contentment
Helpfulness of peopleshow  Attitudinal climate (attitudes of others)
Income sufficiencyshow  Sufficiency of current income
Liveability of neighborhoodshow  Current livability of local environment
Liveability of neighborhoodshow  Trust in local society, also classified as above ↑
Lonelinessshow  Coping with conflicts, loneliness
Marital statusshow  MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS
Misuse of peopleshow  Trust in people
Net incomeshow  Current income level (unspecified)
Possibility of getting helpshow  Current social support received
Satisfaction with societal positionshow  Satisfaction with own status
Selfreported healthshow  Global health rating
Societal positionshow  Subjective social rank
Trust in peopleshow  Trust in fellow-man in nation
Trust in peopleshow  Trust in people, also classified as above ↑