Findings on happiness in Timmermans (1997): study GB Northern Ireland 1990

Author(s)Timmermans, D.
TitleCorrelates of Happiness in 42 Nations: Analysis of the World Values Study 1990 - 1991
SourceNo report available. Findings directly entered in the World Database of Happiness. Based on analysis of World Values Survey 2.
Public18+ aged, general public, North Ireland, 1990
Survey nameNot available
 World Values Survey 2, ICPRS file nr 6160, first release August 1994
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 Probability multi stage sample of adults. Unweighted.
Respondents N =304
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy.
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Scores in1234

Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Scores in12345678910

Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no) A Particularly excited or interested in something? B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair? C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? D Very lonely or remote from other people? E Pleased about having accomplished something? F Bored? G On top of the world? H Depressed or very unhappy? I That things were going your way? J Upset because someone criticized you? Answer options and scoring: yes = 1 no = 0 Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -5 to +5 Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Author's labelAffect Balance Scale
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -5 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Children in the householdC03ab02Children in the household
Church-member or notR12ad01Church-member or not
Current ageA04abCurrent age (in years)
Current employment statusE02abCurrent employment status
Current Household- compositionH20abCurrent household-composition
Current socio- economic statusS09abCurrent socio-economic status
Global health ratingH14ab02aGlobal health rating
Household incomeI01ab03Household income
Level of school- educationE01ab02Level of school-education
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Membership of volun-tary organizationsS07ab01Membership of voluntary organizations
Number of childrenC03ab01Number of children
Perceived fate controlP05bpInner locus of control
Political concernP09ab01Political concern
Pride in workW05afPride in work
Satisfaction with family-lifeF03ac02Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with financial situationI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
Satisfaction with jobW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Self-definition as religiousR12af02Self-definition as religious
ToleranceT02ab01Tolerant attitudes