Correlational findings

Study Boelhouwer (2002): study NL 1997

18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1997
N = 3500
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Living conditions
Our Classification
Selfreport on questions about:
A Housing
- type of ownership (1 tenant, 2 owner)
- type of building (1 detached single family dwelling, 2 attached single family dwelling, 3 appartment)
- number of rooms
- area of living room
- scary spot in neighbourhood
- year of construction
B Health
- number of psychosomatic symptons
- number of 8 serious illnesses
- number of other illnesses
C Purchasing power/consumer durables
- number of household appliances
- number of hobby articles
D Leisure activities
- number of hobbies
- number of non-domestic entertainment activities
- organizational membership
E Mobility
- car ownership
- season ticket railway
F Social participation
- active contribution to activities of organization
- volunteer work
- social isolation (scale)
G Sport activity
- number of times sporting a week
- number of sports
H Vacation
- vacation in past year
- vacation to a foreign country
- number of vaction articles

Computation: weighted summation using component loadings in catagories.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a r = +.33 p < .05