Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Retrospective changes in happiness (unspecified)

StudyHalman et al. (1987): study ZZ EU 10 1981
TitleTraditie, Secularisatie en Individualisering. (Tradition, Secularization and Individualisation- a Study into the Values of the Dutch within a European Context
SourceTilburg University Press, 1987, Tilburg, Netherlands
Public18+ aged, general public, EU 10 nations, 1981
Respondents N =12464

Author's labelPast,present,future discrepancies in satisfaction
Page in Source 198
Our classificationRetrospective changes in happiness (unspecified)
Three direct questions, each rated on a 10 point scale: 
"How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life 
as a whole these days?", "And how about your life five 
years back?" and "How satisfied or dissatisfied you 
think you'll be five years from now?".

Respondents were grouped into 9 categories to present 
satisfaction with life being:
1 Higher than past, lower than future
2 Higher than past, equal to future
3 Higher than past, higher than future
4 Equal to past, lower than future
5 Equal to past, equal to future
6 Equal to past, higher than future    
7 Lower than past, lower than future
8 Lower than past, equal to future
9 Lower than past, higher than future 

Observed Relation with Happiness

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text

Appendix 2: Statistics used
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.