Findings on happiness in Sondermeyer (1975): study NL 1970

Author(s)Sondermeyer, B.
TitleGezondheid en Geluk. (Health Correlates of Happiness).
SourceUnpublished Report, 1975, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Public40-60 aged male employees, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
 COPI Survey (Commissie Opsporing en Preventie van Ischemische ziekten)
SampleNot available
 Non-probability quota sample: Ss drawn from all levels of various organizations: banks, university,shipping, glass industry, local government.
Respondents N =13000
Non Response5%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "Are you generally satisfied? " 2 yes 1 no
Author's labelLife satisfaction
RemarksMost Ss satisfied.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Acceptable workloadW05ad02dSatisfaction with work itself
Achieving higher jobO01aa03aAdvancement in current job
Active leisure timeL03ac01Leisure activity level
Actual sportingS12ab01Active involvement in sports
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Blood pressureB03ae03Blood-pressure
Children at homeC03ab02Children in the household
Children in own houseC03ab02Children in the household
Cigarette smokingS13ab08Use of tobacco
Distance to workW04ab05Distance to work
Family problemsF02ac04Current climate
Family problemsP12ab02bProblems with family\marriage, also classified as above ↑
Feeling cheerfulM13ac03Feeling cheerful (vs gloomy)
Feeling irritableP04bsIrritable
Feeling uncertain and undecisiveS02ab01Self-perceived ability
Health complaintsP06adCurrent disease (who icd-10 classification)
Illness of parentsF01ai01Illness in family
Laughing and singingoftenE04ab01bLaughing often
Relative weightB03ac03Weight
Satisfaction with daily travellingW05ad02eSatisfaction with work conditions
Satisfaction with housingH15ae02Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with workW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Self-perceived over-activityA01ac01Perceived over/under activity
Working in own houseW04ab10Works at home
Working in shiftsW04ab13Shift work