Findings on happiness in Haavio-Mannila (1971): study FI 1966

Author(s)Haavio-Mannila, E.
TitleSatisfaction with Family, Work, Leisure and Life among Men and Women.
SourceHuman Relations, 1971, Vol. 24, 585 - 601
Public15-64 aged, general public, Finland, 1966
Collect period1-7
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNot available
 Probability samples in Helsinki and in 5 Finnish rural communes. Helsinki : 229 males, 215 females. rural communes: 251 males, 253 females.
Respondents N =948
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: ".....satisfaction with overall life....." (Full questions not reported) 3 very satisfied 2 fairly satisfied 1 not satisfied - NA
Author's labelOverall life satisfaction.
Page in publication587
DKNA %1.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.491.46

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AnxietyH15abCurrent psycho-somatic complaints
Employed statusE02abCurrent employment status
Living in an urban settingL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
MarriedM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Reasons for employmentW05ac01Reasons for working
Satisfaction with family lifeF03ac02Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with possib. for leisure time activitiesL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities
Satisfaction with relationship to spouseM03ac03Satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with status at workW05ad02Satisfaction with aspects of work
Satisfaction with work in generalW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Social stratumO01ac01aSocial prestige of occupation
Social stratumM04ab03eSocial status of spouse, also classified as above ↑
Social stratum of husbandM04ab03Social position of spouse