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Studies

Moser-Peters (1969): study NL Utrecht 1967

Publication

Author(s):
Moser-Peters, C.M.
Title:
Achtergronden van Geluksgevoelens. (Backgrounds of Happiness Feelings).
Source:
Nederlands Instituut voor Preventieve Geneeskunde (TNO), 1969, Leiden, Netherlands

Investigation

Public
21-65 aged general public, City of Utrecht,The Netherlands, 1967
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
14% unattainable etc.
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days.....?
5   extremely happy
4   very happy
3   happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-c
Author's label:
Happiness.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age. Current age (in years) Law and order attitude Current authoritarianism Educational level. Level of school-education Recent illness. Days ill Psycho-somatic complaints Current psycho-somatic complaints Nervousness. Use of medicaments
Psychopharmacological medications
Current psycho-somatic complaints
Medicine use. Use of medicaments Number of doctor's consults. Visits to doctor Hospitalization In hospital
Hospitalization
Setting of medical treatment
Income Household income Male sex. Sex: male (vs female) Married. Vs never married Married (vs never married) Married.vs broken marriage Married vs earlier married (widowed + separated + divorced) Never married. Never married (vs formerly married: widowed + divorced+ separated) Social isolation Trusting
Trust in people
Non-religious. Church-member or not Religious affiliation. Current religious denomination Church attendance. Participation in church Satisfaction with health. Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with marriage Satisfaction with marriage Satisfaction with friends and acquain-tances. Satisfaction with friends Social uncertainty (lack of self- confidence) Self confidence Informal social participation Current personal contacts Relative closedness of circle of acquaintances. Friends are friends Formal social participation. Attendance to meetings Social autonomy Concern about personal contacts Achievement. Over/under-achievement Law and order atti- tude. Modern value pattern Dissatisfaction with present socio- political order Current authoritarianism
Attitudes to the state in nation
Perceived political control
Occupational level. Social prestige of occupation