Correlational findings

Study Ventegodt (1995): study DK 1993

18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
N = 1494
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Mailed questionnaire


Authors's Label
fulfilment of needs
Our Classification
fulfilment of needs made up of the questions: "How well are your basic biological needs fulfilled at present?"(such as food, clothing, heating, housing, sleep, sex, safety and security ?) "How well are your social needs fulfilled at present?"(need for contact, recognition, friendship and social acceptance) "How well is your need to be useful fulfilled at present?"(need to help other people, to make the world a better place) How well is your need to realize your life popential being fulfilled (need to develop insight and action to live in ever increasing harmony with yourself) "How well is your need for an exciting and varied life fulfilled at present?"
N:   all:1314,   1:2,   2:23,   3:199,   4:777,   5:313
Fulfillment of needs
1: very badly
2: badly
3: neither well nor badly
4: well
5: very well

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-a r = +.47 p < .00 1: Mt=2.50
2: Mt=3.80
3: Mt=6.40
4: Mt=7.89
5: Mt=8.95
All Mt=7.84
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e r = +.58 p < .00 1: Mt=1.25
2: Mt=2.83
3: Mt=5.70
4: Mt=7.55
5: Mt=8.93
All Mt=7.50
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ha r = +.52 p < .00 1: Mt=2.50
2: Mt=3.59
3: Mt=5.51
4: Mt=7.01
5: Mt=8.34
All Mt=7.04