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Correlational findings

Study Sikkel (1981): study NL 1977

Public:
15+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3900
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Happiness (affective dimension)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question
To what extend do you consider yourself a happy person....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  not very happy
1  unhappy

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d r = +.45 Happy/dissatisfied combination slightly more frequent among females: unhappy/satisfied among males

Happy/dissatisfied combination not more frequent among young well-educated, and unhappy/satisfied not more frequent among elderly low educated

Dissociation (either happy/dissatisfied or unhappy/satisfied) most frequent among the educated