Findings on happiness in Mastekaasa & Moum (1984): study NO 1981

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
PublicAdults, general public, Norway, 1981
Survey nameNot available
 Energy Economization Survey part 2.
SampleNot available
 National probability sample.
Respondents N =1521
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: ".......satisfaction with life-as-a-whole......" (Full question not reported.) 1 very dissatisfied 2 somewhat dissatisfied 3 very satisfied 4 extremely satisfied
Author's labelOverall life satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
County in Norwayshow  Region in Norway
Degree of urbanizationshow  Community size
Economic level of the countyshow  Economic growth/decline in region
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Household sizeshow  Number of persons in household
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)
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 ↑