Findings on happiness in Mastekaasa & Moum (1984): study NO 1971

Author(s)Mastekaasa, A.; Moum, T.
TitleThe Perceived Quality of Life in Norway: Regional Variations and Contextual Effects.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1984, Vol. 14, 385 - 419
Public15-64 aged, general public, Norway, 1971
Survey nameNot available
 Scandinavian Welfare Survey (Norwegian part only). Same study also reported in ALLAR 1973/3.
SampleNot available
 National probability sample.
Respondents N =854
Non Response15%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you feel that your life at present is.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 unhappy 1 very unhappy
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Scores in1234

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
County (region) in Norwayshow  Region in Norway
Economic level of the countyshow  Current economic conditions in one's region
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Household sizeshow  Living alone or not
Incomeshow  Current income level (unspecified)
Joint effectsshow  Socio-demographic + environmental factors
Male sexshow  Sex (male vs female)
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Number of friendsshow  Current number of friends
Occupational prestigeshow  Social prestige of occupation
Occupationally activeshow  Current employment status
Traditionalism of the countyshow  Modernity of local society
Traditionalism of the countyshow  Social probems in vinicity, also classified as above ↑