Findings on happiness in Drobnic et al. (2010): study ZZ EU 9 2003

Author(s)Drobnic, S.; Beham, B.; Präg, P.
TitleGood Job, Good Life? Working Conditions and Quality of Life in Europe.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2010, Vol. 99, 205 - 225
PublicWorking people, 9 European Union countries, 2003
 Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Hungary and Bulgaria
Survey nameNot available
 European Quality of Life Survey 2003. The survey covers the EU-15 states, the new Member Countries that joined the European Union in 2004 and 2007, and Turkey.
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 Selected from general population surveys. Sub-sample of working respondents in each country, ranging from 255 in Bulgaria to 489 in Sweden.
Respondents N =3354
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days? Please tell me on a scale of 1 to 10, where one means very dissatisfied and 10 means very satisfied 10 very satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 very dissatisfied
Author's labelOverall life satisfaction
Page in publication209
RemarksSweden: M= 7.90, Finland: M= 8.23, Netherlands: M= 7.64, Germany: M=7.47, United Kingdom: M= 7.50, Portugal: M= 6.30, Spain: M= 7.57, Hungary: M= 6.10 and Bulgaria: M= 4.69.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Being supervisorshow  Current leadership behavior
Being supervisorshow  Kind of occupation (profession), also classified as above ↑
Being supervisorshow  Leadership career, also classified as above ↑
Career prospectsshow  Challenge of work
Commuting timeshow  Commuting to work
Commuting timeshow  Work related travel, also classified as above ↑
Countriesshow  Current nation of residence
GDP per capitashow  Gnp per capita (raw)
Job autonomyshow  Self-direction at work
Job dangerous/ unhealthyshow  Safety at work
Job demanding/ stressfulshow  Demands in work
Job dull/ boringshow  Satisfaction with aspects of work
Job insecurityshow  Security of job
Job satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Permanent contractshow  Tenure (vs flex contracts)
Time pressureshow  Time-pressure at work
Well-paidshow  Satisfaction with pay
Work-home interferenceshow  Perceived conflict between work and home life
Working hoursshow  Hours work