Findings on happiness in VanVaalen (2010): study NL 2009

Author(s)VanVaalen, M.
TitleGeluk op School. (Happiness at School).
SourceMaster Thesis, Faculty of Social Sciences, 2010, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
PublicSchoolchildren aged 9-12, the Netherlands, 2009
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =718
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in class
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: How do you feel USUALLY? 5 4 3 2 1 Response options indicated with faces, without verbal or numerical labels
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication31
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.842.10

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Absenteeism in schoolS01ac01bAbsenteeism
Absenteeism in schoolS01ac01School-attendance, also classified as above ↑
Ethnic homogeneity in schoolS01ad04bEthnic homogeneity of school
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Religious signature of the schoolS01ad04Social characteristics of school
School sizeS01ad03School size
School typeS01ad02School-type