Findings on happiness in VanEe & VanDijk (2005): study ZZ Western nations 2004

Publication
Author(s)VanEe, M.; VanDijk, J.
TitleThe Influences on Happiness: A Research on Happiness among Students in Utrecht and St. Louis.
SourceThesis, University of Utrecht. 2005, Netherlands
Investigation
PublicUniversity students, USA and The Netherlands, 2004
 Netherlands: Utrecht University. USA: Washington University of St. Louis Students of law, medicine and psychology
Collect periodspring
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Respondents N =361
 Netherlands: 169, USA: 192
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
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
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Author's labelcontentment
Page in publicationappendix
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.897.66
Standard deviation1.261.40

Scores in12345678910
%0.00.30.81.12.55.917.042.523.56.2

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.
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelhapiness
Page in publicationAppendix
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.307.74
Standard deviation0.571.41

Scores in1234
%0.35.059.535.2

Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no) A Particularly exited 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)
ClassificationA-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's labelaffect balance
Page in publicationappendix
Remarks-4 = 0.3% -3 = 2% -2 = 3.4% -1 = 6.5 % 0 = 13.6% 1 = 16.1% 2 = 22.7% 3 = 18.7% 4 = 12.7% 5 = 4.0%
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -5 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean1.696.69
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
ageA04ab02Age-difference among young people
CountryN01aa02Change in attitudes to one's nation
difference between educational values of the people I know and meV04abSimilarity of own values with others
difference between personal values of the people I know and meV04abSimilarity of own values with others
difference between political values of the people I know and meV04abSimilarity of own values with others
difference between total values of the people I know and meV04abSimilarity of own values with others
difference between work values of the people I know and meV04abSimilarity of own values with others
educational values of the people I knowV03aaActual value-climate
individual educational valuesV02ab06Educational values
individual personal valuesV02aaGeneral value-principles
individual political valuesV02ab01Political values
individual total valuesV02VALUES: CURRENT PREFERENCES (own)
individual work valuesV02ab03Work values
majorS01abCurriculum currently followed
parental incomeF01ag02Parents income
personal values of the people I knowV03aaActual value-climate
political values of the people I knowX01UNCLASSIFIED
sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
total values of the people I knowV03aaActual value-climate
work values of the people I knowV04abSimilarity of own values with others