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Studies

Stapel (1988): study NL 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Stapel, J.
Title:
De Gelukkige Nederlanders. (The Happy Dutchman).
Source:
Unpublished Paper, N.I.P.O.(Gallup Affiliate), 1988, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1988
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 952
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured interview at home

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Do you feel.....?
3   happy
2   not very happy
1   unhappy
Classification:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
tabel 1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 11%,   3: 85%   (total 97%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.87 6.58
SD:
0.37 1.12

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Perceived sufficiency of income Subjective poverty Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with income Expected income increase Income expectations
Specific personal hopes
General expectation for the next year Current hope Optimism Optimistic
Current hope
Having friends Number of close friends Having acquantencies Number of friends/acquaintances Boredom Interesting (vs boring) Self-perceived loneliness Perceived sufficiency of intimate contacts Never married Vs widowed Never married Vs divorced Male sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Church membership Current religious denomination Political preference Current political (party) preference Personal income Current income level (unspecified) Self-rated politicalpreference Preference for: left vs right wing
Preference for: center vs extremes
Widowed Vs divorced Married Married state (compared to non-married states)