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Correlational findings

Study Verrips et al. (1999): study NL 1994

Public:
8-11 aged, children . The Netherlands, 199?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1159
Non Response:
31%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire mailed to parents. Parents were asked to have their children complete a separate children questionaire

Correlate

Authors's Label
Parents rating of child's happiness
Our Classification
Remarks
Affect Balance Scores computed by us by substracting Positive Affect Scale from Negative Affect
Operationalization
In the recent weeks, did your child feel
A Joyfull
B In good spirits
C Contented
E Enthusiastic
F Relaxed
G Happy
H Confident
J Cheerfull
K Short-tempered
L Jealous
M Anxious
N Sad
O Angry
P Worried
Q Gloomy
R Aggressive

Rated:0 never, 1 sometimes, 2 often

Summation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+J) - (K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R)
Name: TACQOL Positive and Negative emotional functioning scales (part of TNO-AZL Child Quality Of Life questionnaire)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-cm-rdf-v-3-a DM = Parent rating of child                 M = 3,2
Child's self rating on the same scale  M = 2,0
Difference                               = 1,2