Findings on happiness in Casas et al. (2007): study ES 2003

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 2003 Middle class families, Catalonia
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Random selection of schools in Catalonia, random selection of classes within schools
Respondents N =2341
 1618 twelve to sixteen year-old adolescents: boys 759 (46.9%), girls 859 (51.3%), age mean 13.97 (sd = 1.26) and 723 parents (response 44.7%);
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) , , , Scale not reported
Author's labeladolescents' overall life satisfaction
Page in publication97,98
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 1On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.38

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
ageshow  Age difference among young people
Body, security and self related satisfactionshow  Current satisfaction with self
Family and friends satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with family
Family and friends satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with friends, also classified as above ↑
Interpersonal relationships satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with family
Interpersonal relationships 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)
Spirituality related satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with religion
Time enjoyment satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with time-use
Use of time and learning related satisfactionshow  Attitudes to school
Use of time and learning related satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with time-use, also classified as above ↑