Findings on happiness in Casas et al. (2007): study ES 2003 /1

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
PublicParents and adolescents, 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 labelParents'overall life satisfaction
Page in publication106
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 1On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.81

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Own body and amusement  Attitudes to one's life-style
Own body and amusement  Satisfaction with leisure, also classified as above ↑
Relationships satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with family
Relationships satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with friends, also classified as above ↑
Security for the future satisfactionshow  Current hope
Security for the future satisfactionshow  Expected level of happiness (period unspecified), also classified as above ↑
Self and own satisfactionshow  Current satisfaction with self
Spiritual satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with religion