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Studies

Sondermeyer (1975): study NL 1970

Publication

Author(s):
Sondermeyer, B.
Title:
Gezondheid en Geluk. (Health Correlates of Happiness).
Source:
Unpublished Report, 1975, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
40-60 aged male employees, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13000
Non Response:
5%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Are you generally satisfied?
2   yes
1   no
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Self-perceived over-activity Feeling irritable Irritable Feeling cheerful Feeling cheerful (vs gloomy) Age Current age (in years) Illness of parents Illness in family Children at home Children in the household Family problems Current climate
Problems with family\marriage
Health complaints Current disease (who icd-10 classification) Children in own house Children in the household Cigarette smoking Use of tobacco Active leisure time Leisure activity level Relative weight Weight Blood pressure Blood-pressure Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with work Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Satisfaction with daily travelling Satisfaction with work conditions Feeling uncertain and undecisive Self-perceived ability Achieving higher job Advancement in current job Actual sporting Active involvement in sports Acceptable workload Satisfaction with work itself Working in shifts Shift work Working in own house Works at home Distance to work Distance to work Laughing and singingoften Laughing often