Findings on happiness in Naess et al. (2007): study NO 2005

Author(s)Naess, S.; Eriksen, J.; Tambs, K.
TitlePsychological Well-Being of People wlth Epilepsy in Norway.
SourceEpilepsy and Behavior, 20007, Vol. 11, 310 - 315.
Public16+ aged epilepsia patients, Norway, 2005-09
 age range 16-87 years, average age 42,1
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Sampled from membership of Norwegian Epilepsy Association
SampleProbability simple random sample
 2152 persons with epilepsie who are members of an epilepsie group 75% of theördinary members"(aged 26 years)randomly selected, and to all ýouth members". 946 questionnaires were returned and adequately filled in. Overall response rate 44%(36.6% ordinairy members and 52% for youth members)
Respondents N =597
Non Response56%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder. The top of the ladder '10' represents the best possible life for you and the bottom '0' is the worst possible life for you. In general , where on the ladder do you feel you stand at the moment? Tick the box next to the number that best describes where you stand 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication627-631
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
life satisfactionH14aa01Earlier physical health
life satisfactionH14ad06bEpilepsy (g00-32), also classified as above ↑