Correlational findings

Study Debats (1990): study NL 1985

18-46 aged undergraduate psychology students, Nerherlands, 198?
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 122
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Fullfiment Index
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Cronbach alpha .80
a-g positive statements, h-m negative statements reverse coded Subscale of the Life Regard Index Batista & Almond (1973)
Self report on 14 qustions
a. I have real passion in my life.
b. I really feel good about my life.
c. Living is deeply fulfilling.
d. I feel that I am living fully.
e. I feel that I'm really going to attain what I want in life.
f. I get so excited by what I'm doing that I find new stores of energy I didn't know that I had.
g. When I look at my life I feel the satisfaction of really having worked to accomplish something.
h. I don't seem to be able to accomplish those things that are really important to me.
i. Other people seem to feel better about their lives than I do.
j. I have a lot of potential that I don't normally use.
k. I spend most of my time doing things that really aren't very important to me.
l. Something seems to stop me from doing what I really want to do.
m. Nothing very outstanding ever seems to happen to me.
n: I don't really-value what I'm doing.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-u-sq-v-4-d Chi² = 13,9 p < .001 O-SLu-c-sq-v-4-m Chi² = 26,4 p < .001