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

Publication
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
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9297-5
Investigation
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.
 2004-2005
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
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd
Author's labellife-satisfaction
Page in publication463, 464
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.566.56
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
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication463
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.017.01
Standard deviation2.122.12


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
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