Findings on happiness in Demerouti et al. (2005): study NL 2002

Author(s)Demerouti, E.; Bakker, A.B.; Schaufeli, W.B.
TitleSpillover and Crossover of Exhaustion and Life Satisfaction among Dual-Earning Parents.
SourceJournal of Vocational Behavior, 2005, Vol. 67, 266 - 289
PublicDual-earning parents of young children, the Netherlands, 2000
Collect period9-12
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Participants were approached through the day care centers where they brought their children. Nine day care centers were approached.
Respondents N =382
 191 couples
Non Response59 %
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 For each spouse separately
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your life in general? 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied
Author's labelLife Satisfaction
Page in publication274, 275
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.16

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Emotional DemandsW04ab03Demands in work
Emotional demands of spouseM04acWork conditions of spouse
ExhaustionW05adCurrent satisfaction with work
ExhaustionH14ab03cFatigue, also classified as above ↑
ExhaustionM15ac06Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired), also classified as above ↑
Exhaustion of spouseM04ab01Health of spouse
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Happiness of spouseH08ac05Happiness of spouse
Happiness of spouseM04ae01Happiness of spouse, also classified as above ↑
Work conditions of spouseM04acWork conditions of spouse
Work pressureW04ab20Time-pressure at work
Work to Family Interference (WFI )W05agPerceived conflict between work and home life
Work to Family Interference (WFI )M04acWork conditions of spouse, also classified as above ↑
Work to Family Interference (WFI)W05agPerceived conflict between work and home life