Findings on happiness in Bartels & Boomsma (2009): study NL 2005

Publication
Author(s)Bartels, M.; Boomsma, D.I.
TitleBorn to be Happy? The Etiology of Subjective Well-Being.
SourceBehavior Genetics, 2009, Vol. 39, 605 - 617
DOIDOI:10.1007/s10519-009-9294-8
Investigation
Public12+aged, mono- and dizygotic twins and their non-twin sibblings, The Netherlands, 2005-2007
 2005-2007
Survey nameNot available
 Netherlands Twin Registry (NTR)
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =4052
 from 2157 families, overall 45 % male 321 male monozygotic twin pairs 264 male dizygotic twin pairs 449 female monozygotic twin pairs 326 female dizigotic twin pairs 263 male-female pairs 240 female-male pairs 326 incomplete twin pairs 438 singletin brothers 534 singleton sisters
Non Response43,9
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: your life in general (full question not reported) 10 best possible life 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 worst possible life
ClassificationC-BW-g-sq-l-10-a
Author's labelQuality of life in general
Page in publication3
RemarksQuestion in Dutch Health Behavior Questionnaire (DHBQ)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean8.30
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: your life at the moment (full question not reported) 10 best possible life 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 worst possible life
ClassificationC-BW-m-sq-l-10-a
Author's labelQuality of life at the moment of measure
Page in publication3
RemarksQuestion in Dutch Health Behavior Questionnaire (DHBQ)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean8.90
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Happiness of twin sibblingH08ac04Happiness of sibblings
Happiness of twin sibblingF01af02dHappiness of siblings, also classified as above ↑
Quality of Life in GeneralH07ac03aC-BW by C-BW
Satisfaction with lifeL04ahHappiness inventories involving unacceptable items
Subjective HappinessL04ahHappiness inventories involving unacceptable items