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Studies

Stapel (1970): study NL 1969

Publication

Author(s):
Stapel, J.
Title:
Het Gelukkige Nederland: Een Staat van Welvaart. (Happy Netherlands: A State of Welfare).
Source:
NIPO, "Zo zijn Wij: De Eerste 25 jaar NIPO Onderzoek", Agon/Elsevier, 1970, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 56 - 63

Investigation

Public:
21+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1969
Survey name:
NL-NIPO
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1003
Non Response:
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
Page in publication:
57
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 20%,   3: 76%   (total 97%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.77 6.85
SD:
0.44 0.47

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Annual income (in Dutch Florin) Personal income City Size Community size Age Current age (in years) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states)
Married vs never married
Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed+separated+divorced)
Vs formerly married (widowed+divorced+separated)