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Studies

Boelhouwer & Stoop (1999): study NL 1974

Publication

Author(s):
Boelhouwer, J.; Stoop, I.
Title:
Measuring Well-Being in the Netherlands.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1999, Vol. 48, 51 - 75

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1974-1997
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 3500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  not very happy
1  unhappy
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
62

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Education Level of school-education Employment Current employment status Income Household income Age Current age (in years) Type of ownership House owned or rented Housing: Type of dwelling Type of current dwelling Housing: number of rooms Quality of house Housing: Area of living room Quality of house Housing: scary environment Perceived safety in vinicity Living Conditions Current resources Score on VOEG Current mental complaints Sport participation Active involvement in sports Organizational membership Membership of voluntary organizations Volunteer work Voluntary work
Voluntary work
Recent holiday trip Traveling Car ownership Car Number of other illnesses Number of health complaints Number of 8 serious illnesses Number of health complaints Number of hobby activities Hobbies Number of non-domestic entertainment activities Leisure activity level
Place of leisure (indoor vs outdoor)
Active contribution to an association or club Voluntary work Number of holiday articles Specific possessions Number of household appliances Specific possessions Number of hobby articles Specific possessions Social isolation Satisfaction with personal contacts Number of times a week sporting Active involvement in sports