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Studies

DeGraaf (2006): study NL 1996

Publication

Author(s):
DeGraaf, R.
Title:
Sexual Preference and Happiness.
Source:
Unpublished Analysis of Nemesis Dataset, Trimbos Institute, 2006, Utrecht, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Homo- and heterosexual men and women, The Netherlands 1996
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 7069
Non Response:
7
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
by professionals

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
6  all of the time
5  most of the time
4  a good bit of the time
3  some of the time
2  a little of the time
1  none of the time

Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
Classification:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Hetero women           M = 4,80    SD = 1,01   N = 3075
Homo  women           M = 4,63    SD = 1,11    N = 43

Hetero men               M = 4,92    SD = 0,99    N = 2795
Homo  men               M = 4,21    SD = 1,49     N = 82

All hetero (w+m)        M = 4,86    SD = 1,00     N = 5870
All homo   (w+m)       M = 4,35     SD = 1,34    N = 125

All women:                M = 4,80     SD = 1,01    N=3118
All men:                     M = 4,90     SD = 1,02    N=2877
Page in publication:
all
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 22.7%,   2: 51.2%,   3: 11.5%,   4: 10.7%,   5: 3.1%,   6: 0.8%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.77 7.55
SD:
1.06 2.12

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sexual preference Homo-sexual Gender, women and men Sex (male vs female)