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Studies

NIPO (1949): study NL 1948

Publication

Author(s):
NIPO,
Title:
Wat de Mensen Gelukkig Maakt. (The Things that Contribute to Happiness).
Source:
De Publieke Opinie, 1949, Vol. 3, 3 - 4

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, The Netherlands, 1948
Survey name:
NL-NIPO
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 500
Non Response:
7%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Do you think of yourself as.......?
3   happy
2   fairly happy
1   unhappy?
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Geluk (Happiness)
Remarks:
Possibly same data as reported by Wessman 1956. If so, the question may have been presented with 4 response options, the first two of which having been combined in the 'unhappy' category.
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 6.4%,   2: 47.3%,   3: 46.2%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.40 6.97
SD:
0.61 1.51
Full text:
Self report on single question:

How is your life
3  good
2  fair
1  bad
-  no answer
Classification:
O-QOL-u-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Existence
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 15%,   2: 61%,   3: 23%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.08
SD:
0.61

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Educational level Level of school-education Male sex Sex (male vs female) Self-perceived health Global health rating Income Current income level (unspecified) Having a good life O-HL by O-QOL Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Political affiliation Current political (party) preference Non-religious Church-member or not Religious denomination Current religious denomination Marital happiness Satisfaction with marriage Job satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole