Findings on happiness in Batista-Foguet et al. (1996): study ES Cataluna 1989

Author(s)Batista-Foguet, J.M.; Coenders, G.; Sureda-Pascual, J.
TitleSatisfaction in Catalonia, Spain.
SourceSaris, W.E.;et al;Eds.: "A Comparative Study of Satisfaction with Life in Europe", Eötvös University Press, 1996, Hungary, 155 - 174
Public16+ aged, general public, Catalonia, Spain, 1989
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 stratified by town size and social stratum
Respondents N =406
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
 structured interview
General remarksNon-response and some refusals to reply to whole questionnaire might explain slight discrepancies of known population profile.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you recently with your life as a whole.....? 1 completely dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 4 satisfied 5 completely satisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with life as a whole
Page in publication157
RemarksThe question on satisfaction with life-as-a-whole was preceded by nine items on satisfaction with aspects of life.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.94

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Satisfaction with Catalans governmentshow  Attitudes to local government
Satisfaction with financial situationshow  Satisfaction with financial situation
Satisfaction with housingshow  Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with leisure activitiesshow  Satisfaction with leisure activities
Satisfaction with place of residenceshow  Attitudes to local environment
Satisfaction with public health careshow  Attitudes to public health care
Satisfaction with social contactsshow  Satisfaction with personal contacts
Satisfaction with the way democracy is workingshow  Attitudes to democracy
Social backgroundshow  Socio-demographic factors only
Town sizeshow  Community size