Findings on happiness in Pichler (2009): study ZZ Europe 2004

Author(s)Pichler, F.
TitleDeterminants of Work-Life Balance: Shortcomings in the Contemporary Measurement of WLB in Large-Scale Surveys.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 449 - 469
PublicEmployed in paid work, 26 European nations, 2004-05
 Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine.
Survey nameNot available
 European Social Survey (ESS II,) 2004/2005
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Working people selected from general population samples
Respondents N =16860
Non Responsenot reported
 minimum target response rate: 70%
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 nowadays? 0 extremely dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 extremely satisfied - don't know - no answer
Author's labellife-satisfaction
Page in publication463, 464
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.472.47

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are? 0 extremely unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 extremely happy - don't know - no answer
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication463
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.122.12

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Emotional well-beingM15ac04Feeling cheerful (vs gloomy)
Life SatisfactionH07aa01bO-HL by O-SL
Subjective healthH14abCurrent general health status
Work-Life Balance (WLB)W05agPerceived conflict between work and home life