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Halman et al. (1987): study ZZ EU 10 1981 /2

Publication

Author(s):
Halman, L.C.; DeMoor, R.A.; Heunks, F.J.; Zanders, H.
Title:
Traditie, Secularisatie en Individualisering. (Tradition, Secularization and Individualisation- a Study into the Values of the Dutch within a European Context
Source:
Tilburg University Press, 1987, Tilburg, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, EU 10, 1981
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 12464
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Author's label:
Satisfacion
Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Affect

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Loneliness Perceived sufficiency of intimate contacts Satisfaction with family life Satisfaction with family-life Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Sense of control Inner locus of control Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with income
Satisfaction with financial situation
Age Current age (in years) Satisfaction with life O-HL by O-SL Marital status MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS Education Level of school-education Work Earlier (un)employment Income Household income Type of dwelling Type of current dwelling Having children Current parental status Membership of organizations Membership of voluntary organizations Voluntary work Voluntary work