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Correlational findings

Study Bakker & VandeBerg (1974): study NL 1968

Public:
20-65 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1968
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1552
Non Response:
34% refusal and unattainable.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Doubt about meaning-fulness of own exis-tence
Our Classification
Operationalization
Direct question rated on a graphic scale ranging from 'never' to 'very often'.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-sq-ol-7-a G = -.56 p < .05 Stronger among age 25-40
Stronger among lower education.
Unaffected by S.E.S.
Unaffected by sex.