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Correlational findings

Study Ventegodt (1995): study DK 1993

Public:
18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1494
Non Response:
39%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
denial of needs
Our Classification
Operationalization
denial of needs(I do not have this need)
Made up of the following questions rated at a 5-points scale from very bad to very well:
a. "How well are your basic biological needs at present ?"
This concerns your physical needs such as your need for food, clothing, heating, housing, sleep, sex, safety and security
b. "How well are your social needs fulfilled at present ?"
This concerns your needs for warm, human contacts, recognition, friendship and social solidarity
c. "How well is your need to be useful fulfilled at present?"
This concerns your need to help other people, make your contribution to the world or making it a better place
d. "How well is your need for an exciting and varied life fulfilled at present?"
This concerns your need to have an exciting and varied life with experiences and actions.
e. "How well is your need for self-realization fulfilled at present?"
This concerns your need to develop your insight and ability to take action in order to live in an ever increasing harmony with yourself
1: basic biological needs
2: social needs
3: the need to be useful
4: the need for an exciting and varied life
5: the need for self-realization

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-a = a: Mt=7.05
b: Mt=7.50
c: Mt=7.66
d: Mt=7.58
e: Mt=7.83
All Mt=7.64
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e = a: Mt=7.19
b: Mt=7.76
c: Mt=7.34
d: Mt=7.58
e: Mt=7.50
All Mt=7.50
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ha = a: Mt=5.91
b: Mt=6.59
c: Mt=6.51
d: Mt=6.46
e: Mt=6.60
All Mt=6.50