Findings on happiness in Stapel (1987): study NL 1987

Author(s)Stapel, J.
TitleKundigheid en Geluk. (Abilities end Happiness)
SourceUnpublished Paper, N.I.P.O.(Gallup Affiliate), 1987, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Public18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1987
Collect period8
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability systematic random sample, afterwards weighted for sex and age. One respondent per address of an a-select sample of households.
Respondents N =825
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Highly structured
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you feel.....? 3 happy 2 not very happy 1 unhappy
Author's labelHappiness
Remarks3: 88%
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Right-wing politicalpreferenceP09ad01Preference for: left vs right wing
Satisfaction with abilities in generalS02ae01aSatisfaction with own abilities
Specific abilitiesS02ab01Self-perceived ability