Findings on happiness in Dekker & DeHart (2007): study NL 2006

Author(s)Dekker, P.; DeHart, J.
TitleNiet zo Gelukkig in de Dapperstraat. (Not so Happy in the Dapperstraat).
SourceSchnabel,P.; Ed.: "Veel Geluk in Nederland", Social Cultural Planning Office, 2007, The Hague, Netherlands, 106 - 113
Public16+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2006
Survey nameNot available
 21 minutes survey (Mc Kinsey 2006)
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
 Internet survey participants for which were recruited using advertisements. Made representative by ex post stratification for the general population aged 15-70 in the Netherlands.
Respondents N =159439
 N=159439 respondents, in 2592 zipcode-areas in, 446 communities, in 12 provinces
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together in your life, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are ....? 5 very happy 4 happy 3 neither happy nor unhappy 2 unhappy 1 very unhappy
Author's labelGeluk
Page in publication109
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.882.19

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Average wealth in neighbourhoodL12ab03cLocal income level
Expected happiness for the next generationH08adAttitudes to happiness of others
Expected happiness for the next generationL13acAttitudes to local livability, also classified as above ↑
Expected happiness for the next generationN01ab04Expected improvement\deterioration of one's nation, also classified as above ↑
Expected happiness for the next generationH04aa04Expected level of happiness (period unspecified), also classified as above ↑
Expected happiness for the next generationH11ab03Perceived happiness of others, also classified as above ↑
Happy with the NetherlandsN01acCurrent satisfaction with one's nation
Household IncomeR04ab01Economic affluence in region
Household IncomeI01ab03Household income , also classified as above ↑
Household IncomeL12ab03cLocal income level, also classified as above ↑
Level of educationR02ab01Education in region
Level of educationE01ab02Level of school-education, also classified as above ↑
Level of educationL10ab01Local educational level, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with place of residenceL17ac01Attitude to community