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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
Cluster of variables associated with depression
Our Classification
Operationalization
Factor containing:
- Female sex
- many children
- low bathing frequency
- high tobacco use
- high social mobility
- desintegration of family of origin
- many worries
- dissatisfaction with:
  - place of residence
  - lovelife
  - social economic status

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-sq-ol-7-a G = -.55 p < .05 Unaffected by age and sex.
Lower among medium S.E.S.
Stronger among educational level,
except for the highest category.
Stronger among formerly married.