Findings on happiness in Leeuw (2012): study NL 2012

Publication
Author(s)Leeuw, S.
TitleThe Happy Factor. Lessons in Happiness, Can they Affect Well- Being, Classroom Climate and Academic Achievement?
SourceMaster Thesis, University Leiden, 2012, Leiden, The Netherlands
Investigation
PublicChildren 9-12,5 years,, Netherlands, 2012
 183 children, 9-12,5 years old.
Collect period2012
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 All children in 7th group at three primary schools. 4 classes received 7 lessons in happiness, 3 classes served as the control group.
Respondents N =183
 85 boys, mean age 10,91, SD 0,52. 98 girls, mean age 11,06, SD 0,53 All children in group 7 primary school.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksInformation about correlates incomplete.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on 5 questions: A: How do you feel USUALLY? B: How do you usually feel at SCHOOL? C: How do you usually feel at HOME? D: How do you usually feel when PLAYING OUTSIDE? E: How do you usually feel at AFTER SCHOOL? Rated on 5 step faces scale without verbal or numerical labels Computation: (A+B+C+D+E)/5
ClassificationA-AOL-g-mq-f-5-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Athletic competenceC08ab06Physical competences
Athletic competenceC08ac01Satisfaction with own competences, also classified as above ↑
Athletic competenceS02SELF-IMAGE, also classified as above ↑
Athletic competenceS02ab01Self-perceived ability, also classified as above ↑
AtmosphereS01ad05Social climate in school
Behavioral conductA08ac05Attitudinal stability
Behavioral conductA05abCurrent aggression, also classified as above ↑
Behavioral conductS01acCurrent school-behavior, also classified as above ↑
Behavioral conductS02ad03Evaluation of aspects of self, also classified as above ↑
CalculusI03ac02Exact ability
CalculusC08ab03Intellectual competences, also classified as above ↑
CalculusS01ac02School-success, also classified as above ↑
disciplineS01ad05Social climate in school
Emotional functioningS02abCurrent self-characterization
Emotional functioningW07abCurrent worries, also classified as above ↑
General selfesteemS02abCurrent self-characterization
General selfesteemS02ad02Evaluation of self-as-a-whole, also classified as above ↑
General selfesteemS02SELF-IMAGE, also classified as above ↑
Group, relations between childrenS01ad05Social climate in school
Happiness lessonsH16ad03jTrainings for multiple mental skills
Interaction with the teacherS01ad06Teaching practices
LanguageC08ab03Intellectual competences
LanguageS01ac02School-success, also classified as above ↑
LanguageI03ac07Verbal ability, also classified as above ↑
Physical appearanceS02aeCurrent satisfaction with self
Physical appearanceA07ab02Self rating of good looks, also classified as above ↑
Physical appearanceS02SELF-IMAGE, also classified as above ↑
Physical functioningC08ab06Physical competences
Physical functioningS02ae01aSatisfaction with own abilities, also classified as above ↑
Physical functioningS02SELF-IMAGE, also classified as above ↑
ReadingC08ab03Intellectual competences
ReadingS01ac02School-success, also classified as above ↑
ReadingI03ac07Verbal ability, also classified as above ↑
Scholastic competenceS01aa02bChange in school-environment
Scholastic competenceC01CHILDREN, also classified as above ↑
Scholastic competenceC08ab03Intellectual competences, also classified as above ↑
Scholastic competenceC08ac01Satisfaction with own competences, also classified as above ↑
Scholastic competenceS01ac02School-success, also classified as above ↑
Scholastic competenceS02SELF-IMAGE, also classified as above ↑
Scholastic competenceS02ab01Self-perceived ability, also classified as above ↑
School functioningS01ac01bAbsenteeism
School functioningC08ab03Intellectual competences, also classified as above ↑
School functioningC08ab07Psychic competences, also classified as above ↑
School functioningC08ac01Satisfaction with own competences, also classified as above ↑
School functioningS02ab01Self-perceived ability, also classified as above ↑
Social acceptanceS02agCurrent reputation (social self)
Social acceptanceC08ac01Satisfaction with own competences, also classified as above ↑
Social acceptanceC08ab08Social competences, also classified as above ↑
Social functioningF06ab02Number of friends/acquaintances
Social functioningS02SELF-IMAGE, also classified as above ↑
Social functioningS02ag01Self-perceived reputation, also classified as above ↑
Social functioningS01ad05Social climate in school, also classified as above ↑
Social functioningC08ab08Social competences, also classified as above ↑
SpellingC08ab03Intellectual competences
SpellingS01ac02School-success, also classified as above ↑