Findings on happiness in Casas et al. (2007): study ES 1999

Author(s)Casas, F.; Figuer, C; Gonzalez-Carrasco, M.
TitleThe Well-Being of 12-to-16-Year-Old Adolescents and their Parents: Results from 1999 to 2003 Spanish Samples.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 83, 87 - 115
PublicAdolescents, Spain 1999
 Middle class families, Catalonia
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Random selection of schools in Catalonia, random selection of classes within schools
Respondents N =2300
 1634 twelve to sixteen year-old adolescents: boys 792 (48.5%), girls 842 (51.5%), age mean 14.12 (sd = 1.13) and 666 parents (40.8%);
Non ResponseNot available
 Several of the selected schools declined participation, among which most elite schools
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Pupils: questionnaire administrated in class Parents: questionnaire completed at home (brought and returned by child in sealed envelope)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "" (Full text not reported) 1 - 2 3 4 5 + (Response options: not reported)
Author's labeladolescents' overall life satisfction
Page in publication97,98
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.97

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
ageA04ab02Age difference among young people
Family and friends satisfactionF02ag02Satisfaction with family
Family and friends satisfactionF06ah04Satisfaction with friends, also classified as above ↑
Learning related satisfactionS01afAttitudes to school
Perceived controlP05bpInner locus of control
Perceived social supportS10ab02Sources of current support
Physical activities satisfactionS12ac02Satisfaction with sporting
Self-esteemS02adCurrent self-evaluation
sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Time enjoyment satisfactionT01af02Satisfaction with time-use