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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
ageA04ab02Age difference among young people
Body, security and self related satisfactionS02aeCurrent satisfaction with self
Family and friends satisfactionF02ag02Satisfaction with family
Family and friends satisfactionF06ah04Satisfaction with friends, also classified as above ↑
Interpersonal relationships satisfactionF02ag02Satisfaction with family
Interpersonal relationships 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)
Spirituality related satisfactionR12af03Satisfaction with religion
Time enjoyment satisfactionT01af02Satisfaction with time-use
Use of time and learning related satisfactionS01afAttitudes to school
Use of time and learning related satisfactionT01af02Satisfaction with time-use, also classified as above ↑