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 label Our subject description
ageshow  Age difference among young people
Family and friends satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with family
Family and friends satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with friends, also classified as above ↑
Learning related satisfactionshow  Attitudes to school
Perceived controlshow  Inner locus of control
Perceived social supportshow  Sources of current support
Physical activities satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with sporting
Self-esteemshow  Current self-evaluation
sexshow  Sex (male vs female)
Time enjoyment satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with time-use