Data-Book of Happiness: A Complementary Reference Work to by R. Veenhoven

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J. tish Dpoole: report: ()n :OJ ::lilot ':,urvey using seF-rating scales. Unpublished paper, Social Science Research Council, London. Partly reported in 'Measuring the quality of life using sample surveys'. in Stober et a1. Technology assessment and the quality of life', Amsterdam. 1973, Elsevier. urveys to measure 'the aspirations. attitudes, satisfactions, disappointments. grievances, expectations and values' of the British people. Happiness research; Campbe 11 & Converse (1 970). Bradburn (1 969) TYPE OF STUDY: explanatory, explorative, national population, snapshot, non-experimental DATA GATHERING: Kalfstructured questionnaire, using both open-ended and closed questions.

173-215, separatedly publishe~ by the Journal Press, Province To .. ). To make a comparison of attitudes of adolescent girls of four different societies. A. (N • 128). Switzerland (N • 65). Germany (N • 164): 47 Ss from 8erlin. 2: Index of closed happiness questions: - Have you on the IoIhole been happy since age of 12 - 13? Yes / no - Were you on the whole happy during chi Idhood? Yes / no On the basis of these questions Ss were classified as: - happy in both childhood and adolenscense - happy in childhood or adolescence - unhappy during both periods RELIA8IlITY: VALIDITY: DISTRI8UTION: highly positively skewed (both in memory of childhood and adolescence) REMARKS: CORRELATES: CONCLUSION: Confrontation ...

B. Developing measures of perceived life quality: Results fro II! several national surveys. Social Indicators Research; 1974, yol. 1. p. 1-25. Developlllent of an instrulllent for the assessment of perceived life quality in the diverse dOMains most important for predicting people's general satisfaction with their lives. A. Probability area samples of adults (age 18+) living in non-institutional dwelling units of the 48 coterminous states. The first sallple appeared to be representative For the total population with respect to age, sex and race.

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