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Studies

Bartels & Boomsma (2009): study NL 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Bartels, M.; Boomsma, D.I.
Title:
Born to be Happy? The Etiology of Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Behavior Genetics, 2009, Vol. 39, 605 - 617

Investigation

Public:
12+aged, mono- and dizygotic twins and their non-twin sibblings, The Netherlands, 2005-2007
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 4052
Non Response:
43,9
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

… your life in general … (full question not reported)
10 best possible life
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  worst possible life
Classification:
C-BW-g-sq-l-10-a
Author's label:
Quality of life in general
Remarks:
Question in Dutch Health Behavior Questionnaire (DHBQ)
Page in publication:
3
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.30
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

… your life at the moment … (full question not reported)
10 best possible life
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  worst possible life
Classification:
C-BW-m-sq-l-10-a
Author's label:
Quality of life at the moment of measure
Remarks:
Question in Dutch Health Behavior Questionnaire (DHBQ)
Page in publication:
3
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.90

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Happiness of twin sibbling Happiness of siblings
Happiness of sibblings
Satisfaction with life Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items Subjective Happiness Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items Quality of Life in General C-BW by C-BW