Correlational findings

Study TerBogt et al. (2003): study NL 2001

11-15 aged schoolchildren, the Netherlands, 2001
N = 7556
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Questionnaire completed in class In addition to the HBSC questionnaire, the Youth self report was added: a list to register problem behaviour among children. In the version of the primary schools no questions were asked about sexuality and use of cannabis. An instruction was added for the teacher and an absence list.


Authors's Label
Psychosomatic complaints
Our Classification
0) 53,1 %, 1) 47,9 %
Self report on single question:
In the last 6 months how often have you had the following: Headache, Stomach-ache, Back-ache, Feeling low, Irritability or bad temper, Feeling nervous, Difficulties in getting to sleep, Feeling dizzy.
Response options were: About every day, More than once a week, About every week, About every month, Rarely or never.

0) Percentage reporting no complaints more than once a week
1)Percentage reporting psychosomatic complaints more than once a week

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DM = - p < .05 0) No complaints:                     M=8,5
1) Complaints more than once a week:  M=7,8
Difference                             -0,7