Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1974): study NL 1968

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleIs There an Innate Need for Children?
SourceEuropean Journal of Social Psychology, 1974, Vol. 14, 495 - 501
Public25 - 65 aged marrieds, The Netherlands, 1968
Collect period6
Survey nameNot available
 Dutch Health Survey (Aakster 1972).
SampleNot available
 Probability area sample
Respondents N =1376
Non Response34%, 23% unattainable, 10% non-response
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
General remarksSame study also reported in BAKKE 1974 and VEENH 1975. Signs of correlations reversed
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "Generally speaking are you a happy person.......?" Responses were made on an open line scale, and were later coded in 7 categories: 1 very unhappy 2 3 4 5 6 7 very happy.
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Being pregnantB03ab03bPregnant
ChildlessnessC03abCurrent parental status