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Correlational findings

Study Bartels & Boomsma (2009): study NL 2005

Public:
12+aged, mono- and dizygotic twins and their non-twin sibblings, The Netherlands, 2005-2007
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4052
Non Response:
43,9
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Subjective Happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 4 questions, f.e.:
- In general, I consider myself: 1 (not a very happy person) to 7 (a very happy person)
- Compared to most of my peers, I consider myself: 1 (less happy) to 7 (more happy)
- Some people are generally very happy. They enjoy life regardless of what is going on, getting the most out of everything. To what extent does this characterization describe you? 1 (not at all) to 7 (a great deal)
- Some people are generally not very happy. Although they are not depressed, they never seem as happy as they might be. To what extent does this characterization describe you? 1 (not at all) to 7 (a great deal)

Rated agreement on a 7-point likert scale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-g-sq-l-10-a r = +.47 males C-BW-g-sq-l-10-a r = +.59 females C-BW-m-sq-l-10-a r = +.37 males C-BW-m-sq-l-10-a r = +.48 females