Findings on happiness in DeNeve (2011): study US 2001

Author(s)DeNeve, J.E.
TitleFunctional Polymorphism (5 - HTTLPR) in the Serotin Transporter Gene is Associated with Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from a US nationally representative sample.
SourceJournal of Human Genetics, 2011, Vol. 56, 456 - 459
PublicYoung adults, USA, 2001-2002
Collect period2001-2002
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Participants in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health ,Wave III, from all regions of the US.
Respondents N =2574
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksStudy also reported in DeNeve, J.E. e.a.: Genes, Economics, and Happiness, February 9, 2012
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: How satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 4 satisfied 5 very satisfied
RemarksData from Add Health website (
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.811.73

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
serotonin transporter geneshow  serotin transporter gene