Findings on happiness in DeNeve et al. (2012): study US 2001

Author(s)DeNeve, J.E.; Christakis, N.A.; Fowler, J.H.; Frey, B.S.
TitleGenes, Economics and Happiness.
SourceJournal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 2012, Vol. 5, 193 - 211
PublicYoung adults, USA, 2001
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 =15197
Non Response13
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 At home
General remarksData from Add Health website ( Data as to public and methods taken from De Neve, J.E. Functional Polymorphism (DENEV 2011)
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
Author's labelsatisfaction with life as a whole
Page in publication5
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
Monozygotic vs same sex dizygotic twinsshow  Twin or triplet child