Findings on happiness in DeJong-Gierveld (1969): study NL 1965

Publication
Author(s)DeJong-Gierveld, J.
TitleDe Ongehuwden. (The Unmarried).
SourceSamson, 1969, Alphen a/d Rijn, Netherlands
Investigation
Public30-55 aged, general public, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1965
Collect period9-12
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability systematic random sample stratified by sex and marital status. 150 never married males, 150 married males, 150 never married females and 150 married females; age 30-55.
Respondents N =600
Non Response31%;
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview and low structured questionnaire at home.
General remarksMost correlates were presented in a tabular supplement.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "....... satisfaction with life ....." (full question not reported) 5 very satisfied 4 satisfied 3 don't know/satisfied 2 don't know/not satisfied 1 disappointed in life
ClassificationO-SL?-?-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelGeneral satisfaction.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
Scores in12345
%4.06.011.056.023.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Appreciation of being aloneS06ac01Concern about personal contacts
Being homosexualS03ab02Sexual preference
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Expected satisfac- tion if marriedM02ah01bExpected satisfaction if married
Freedom on the jobW04ab12Self-direction at work
Job satisfactionW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Living aloneH20ab01Living alone or not
LonelinessI07ab05Perceived sufficiency of intimate contacts
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Marital satisfactionM03ac03Satisfaction with marriage
MarriedM02aa01Married vs never married
Negative self-imageM02ah02bPerceived characteristics of singles
Non-religiousR10ad01Church-member or not
Number of intimates,friends and aquaintancesI07ab02Total number of intimate ties
Number of married people among 4 closest friendsF06ad03Married friends
Number of unpleasantsocial contactsS06ac02Perceived amount of pleasant contacts
Number of unpleasantsocial contactsP05cy01Tendency to like people, also classified as above ↑
Occupational prestigeO01ac01aSocial prestige of occupation
Organizational activityS07ab02Attendance to meetings
Perceived apprecia- tion by colleguesP10ab02aPopularity with colleagues
Perceived apprecia- tion by colleguesW05ad02cSatisfaction with colleagues, also classified as above ↑
Perceived apprecia- tion by colleguesS02ag01Self-perceived reputation, also classified as above ↑
Perceived negative imageM02ah02bPerceived characteristics of singles
Perceived negative imageS02ag01Self-perceived reputation, also classified as above ↑
Perceived positive imageM02ah02bPerceived characteristics of singles
Perceived positive imageS02ag01Self-perceived reputation, also classified as above ↑
Positive self-imageM02ah02bPerceived characteristics of singles
Prefer to change jobwhen possibleO01ad02Attitudes to current occupation
Prefer to change jobwhen possibleL05ac01bSpecific changes wanted, also classified as above ↑
Quality of contacts with family membersI07ab04Perceived quality of intimate ties
Quality of intimate relationshipsI07ab04Perceived quality of intimate ties
Religious affilia- tionR10ab03bReligious individualism
Religious partici- pationR10ad02Participation in church
Religious participa-tionS07ab01Membership of voluntary organizations
Satisfaction with housingH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Social contacts of own familyF03ab02Contacts with relatives