Findings on happiness in Allardt (1973): study SE 1972

Author(s)Allardt, E.
TitleAbout Dimensions of Welfare: An Explanatory Analysis of a Comperative Scandinavian Survey.
SourceResearch Reports, Nr.1, Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1973, Finland
Public15-64 aged, general public, Sweden, 1972
Collect periodspring
Survey nameNot available
 Scandinavian Welfare Study. Correlations reported in this excerpt have not been published, but were provided by the author.
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 National probability sample
Respondents N =1000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Highly structured
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you feel your life at present is.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 quite unhappy 1 very unhappy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication119
DKNA %2.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.551.60

Scores in1234

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
AnxietyH15abCurrent psycho-somatic complaints
Chronic illnessH14ab02dChronic illness
Easyness of lifeL04ac01dEasy (vs hard)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Feeling of being able to use knowledge and skillsP05avEfficacious, productive
Feeling of being likedP10ab02Perceived popularity
Feeling of chance tosucceedL07ac02aPerceived chances for realization
Frequency of meetings with relativesF03ab02Contacts with relatives
Gets sufficient attentionI07ab05Perceived sufficiency of intimate contacts
Housing densityH20ab03Number of persons in household
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Interesting lifeL04ac01jInteresting (vs boring)
LonelinessI07ab05Perceived sufficiency of intimate contacts
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Number of communities in whichlivedM09aa01bTimes moved in country
Number of memberships in clubsand associationsS07ab01Membership of voluntary organizations
Number of friendsF06abCurrent number of friends
Opportunities to make personal contactsI07ad02Perceived opportunities for contacts
Possibilities to decide on matters conc. one's lifeF05ab03aAmount of restrictions perceived
Satisfaction with incomeI01af05aSatisfaction with income
Social statusS09ab01'Objective' socio-economic status