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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
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