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Studies

Erdman (1981): study NL 1978

Publication

Author(s):
Erdman, R.A.
Title:
Welbevinden bij Hartpatienten. (Well-Being of Heartpatients).
Source:
Thesis, Swets & Zeitlinger, 1981, Lisse, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Heart patients, The Netherlands 1978-1979
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 1752
Non Response:
6,0%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

I feel......
3  rarely unhappy
2  rather often unhappy
1  very often unhappy.
Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-3-d
Author's label:
Geluk
Page in publication:
102
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.4%,   2: 13.2%,   3: 81.5%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.54
SD:
0.54
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Moments that I feel happy I have......
4   often
3   not too often
2   seldom
1   never
Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Geluk
Page in publication:
102
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 5.4%,   3: 32.7%,   4: 61%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.54
SD:
0.65

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Well-being Psychological-morale inventories Feeling of invalidity Symptoms of bad health Disphoria Current mental complaints
Feeling cheerful (vs gloomy)
Social inhibition Inhibited