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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
County (region) in NorwayR01ab20Region in Norway
Economic level of the countyR04abCurrent economic conditions in one's region
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Household sizeH20ab01Living alone or not
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Joint effectsS15ab02Socio-demographic + environmental factors
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Number of friendsF06abCurrent number of friends
Occupational prestigeO01ac01aSocial prestige of occupation
Occupationally activeE02abCurrent employment status
Traditionalism of the countyL17ab03Modernity of local society
Traditionalism of the countyL17ab05Social probems in vinicity, also classified as above ↑