Findings on happiness in Oishi et al. (1999): study ZZ 1999

Author(s)Oishi, S.; Diener, E.; Lucas, R.E.; Suh, E.M.
TitleCross-Cultural Variations in Predictors of Life Satisfaction: Perpectives from Needs and Values.
SourcePersonality and Social Psychology, 1999, Vol. 25, 980 - 990
Public18+ aged, general public, 39 nations, 1991
 Argentine, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Belarus, Canada, Chile, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany-East, Germany-West, Hungary, Ireland, India, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, South-Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA.
Survey nameNot available
 World Values Survey 1991
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =54446
 median sample size per nation: 1027 participants
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelGlobal Life Satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.092.32

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Financial satisfactionN02ab01abSatisfaction with finances in nation
Home life satisfactionN02ab01acSatisfaction with home life in nation
Job satisfactionN02ab01aaSatisfaction with work in nation