Findings on happiness in DeGraaf (2006): study NL 1996

Publication
Author(s)DeGraaf, R.
TitleSexual Preference and Happiness.
SourceUnpublished Analysis of Nemesis Dataset, Trimbos Institute, 2006, Utrecht, Netherlands
Investigation
PublicHomo- and heterosexual men and women, The Netherlands 1996
Collect period2-12
Survey nameNot available
 Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study (NEMESIS).
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =7069
 7076 respondents in original sample; 1081 missing values for sexual preference; 30 respondents refused to answer questions about sexual contacts and for 1051 respondents sexual preference could no be assessed since they reported no sexual contacts in preceding year.
Non Response7
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 by professionals
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person? 6 all of the time 5 most of the time 4 a good bit of the time 3 some of the time 2 a little of the time 1 none of the time Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
ClassificationM-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publicationall
RemarksHetero women M = 4,80 SD = 1,01 N = 3075 Homo women M = 4,63 SD = 1,11 N = 43 Hetero men M = 4,92 SD = 0,99 N = 2795 Homo men M = 4,21 SD = 1,49 N = 82 All hetero (w+m) M = 4,86 SD = 1,00 N = 5870 All homo (w+m) M = 4,35 SD = 1,34 N = 125 All women: M = 4,80 SD = 1,01 N=3118 All men: M = 4,90 SD = 1,02 N=2877
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Mean4.777.55
Standard deviation1.062.12

Scores in123456
%22.751.211.510.73.10.8

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Gender, women and menG01aaSex (male vs female)
Sexual preferenceS03ab03cHomo-sexual