Findings on happiness in Ahmadyar (2016): study NL 2016

Author(s)Ahmadyar, N.A.
TitleDo the determinants of happiness differ between immigrants and home-stayers? A comparison between Afghansin the Netherlands and Afghanistan
SourceMaster thesis Msc Program in Urban Management and Development, Erasmus university Rotterdam
Public+18 aged Afghan immigrants, The Netherlands, 2016
Collect periodJune
Last collect periodJuly
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 The participants were recoroted by Afghan immigrants organization in the Netherlands
Respondents N =141
 141 out of 200
Non Response30%
 59 people out of 200
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
 Questions largely taken from European Social Survey.
General remarksOnline survey conducted in Amesterdam, Rotterdam, The Hagues and Delft only for Afghan immigrants.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are? 0 extremely unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 extremely happy - don't know - no answer
Author's labelHappiness score chart
Page in publication31
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.162.16

Scores in012345678910

Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays? 0 extremely dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 extremely satisfied - don't know - no answer
Author's labelLife Satisfaction score chart
Page in publication31
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.152.15

Scores in012345678910

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Immigrants General HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Immigrants Income levelI01ab03Household income
Immigrants Intimate FriendF06ac03Intimate discussions
Immigrants Level of EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Immigrants Life satisfactionH07aa01bO-HL by O-SL
Immigrants LonelinessM15ac05aFeeling lonely (vs not)
Immigrants Personal SafetyL17ac03Perceived safety in vinicity
Immigrants Satisfaction from the State of the EconomyN04adAttitudes to economy in the nation
Immigrants Social RelationshipS06abCurrent contacts
Immigrants Social RelationshipF06acCurrent contacts with friends, also classified as above ↑
Immigrants Social StatusS09ab02Subjective social rank
Immigrants Social TrustT04ab02Trust in people
Immigrants Statisfaction with Quality of the GovernmentP09ag01Attitudes to government