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Studies

DeJong-Gierveld (1969): study NL 1965

Publication

Author(s):
DeJong-Gierveld, J.
Title:
De Ongehuwden. (The Unmarried).
Source:
Samson, 1969, Alphen a/d Rijn, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
30-55 aged, general public, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 600
Non Response:
31%;
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview and low structured questionnaire at home.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"....... satisfaction with life ....."
(full question not reported)
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  don't know/satisfied
2  don't know/not satisfied
1  disappointed in life
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
General satisfaction.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Social contacts of own family Contacts with relatives Freedom on the job Self-direction at work Male sex Sex (male vs female) Living alone Living alone or not Married Married vs never married Expected satisfac- tion if married Expected satisfaction if married Positive self-image Perceived characteristics of singles Negative self-image Perceived characteristics of singles Loneliness Perceived sufficiency of intimate contacts Non-religious Church-member or not Religious affilia- tion Religious individualism Religious partici- pation Participation in church Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with housing Marital satisfaction Satisfaction with marriage Job satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Being homosexual Homo-sexual Number of intimates,friends and aquaintances Total number of intimate ties Quality of contacts with family members Perceived quality of intimate ties Quality of intimate relationships Perceived quality of intimate ties Number of married people among 4 closest friends Married friends Religious participa-tion Membership of voluntary organizations Organizational activity Attendance to meetings Appreciation of being alone Concern about personal contacts Occupational prestige Social prestige of occupation Prefer to change jobwhen possible Attitudes to current occupation
Specific changes wanted
Number of unpleasantsocial contacts Tendency to like people
Perceived amount of pleasant contacts
Perceived apprecia- tion by collegues Self-perceived reputation
Satisfaction with colleagues
Popularity with colleagues
Perceived positive image Self-perceived reputation
Perceived characteristics of singles
Perceived negative image Self-perceived reputation
Perceived characteristics of singles