Findings on happiness in DeJonge et al. (2009): study NL 2006

Author(s)DeJonge, T.; Bruggink, J; Hupkens, C
TitleLiving a Happy, Healthy and Satisfying Life.
SourceStatisics Netherlands, 2009, Netherlands
Public12+ aged, The Netherlands, 2006-2009
Survey nameNot available
 Dutch National Health Interview Survey, 2006-2008
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =23000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....? 5 very happy 4 happy 3 neither happy nor unhappy 2 not very happy 1 unhappy
Author's labelHapiness
Page in publication6
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? 5 extraordinary satisfied 4 very satisfied 3 satisfied 2 fairly satisfied 1 not very satisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with life
Page in publication6
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
DrinkingS13ab01Use of alcohol
lifestyleH12abCurrent healthy life-style
lifestyleL09ab02Specific life-style aspects, also classified as above ↑
SexeG01aaSex (male vs female)
SmokingS13ab08Use of tobacco
too little physical exerciseS12ab01aActive involvement in sports