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Correlational findings

Study Ormel (1980): study NL 1970

Public:
15-60 aged, general public, followed 12 month, The Netherlands, 1967-77
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 296
Non Response:
18%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Dissatisfaction with society
Our Classification
Operationalization
5-item additive index concerning dissatisfaction with society:
1. There are so many different opinions
   about good and evil that one
   becomes confused about it.
2. The problem of our world is that
   most people don't believe in
   anything.
3. As things are to day, it is
   irreponsable to bring children into
   this world.
4. If it realily matters few people
   care about one.
5. What we are lacking in this world is
   life-long friendship.
Rated on a 4-point scale.
Assessed at T2(1976) and T3(1977).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.22 p < .01 T2 happiness by T2 dissatisfaction. A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.18 p < .01 T3 happiness by T2 dissatisfaction. A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.22 p < .01 T2 happiness by T3 dissatisfaction. A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.29 p < .01 T3 happiness by T3 dissatisfaction.