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

Publication
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
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-006-9059-1
Investigation
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: "........life-satisfaction........." (Full text not reported) 1 - 2 3 4 5 + (Response options: not reported)
ClassificationO-SL?-?-sq-?-5-a
Author's labeladolescents' overall life satisfction
Page in publication97,98
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.02
Standard deviation0.97


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
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