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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Unpublished Paper, N.I.P.O.(Gallup Affiliate), 1988, Amsterdam, Netherlands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:
Self report 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 Specific personal hopes
Income expectations
General expectation for the next year Current hope Optimism Current hope
Optimistic
Having friends Number of close friends Having acquantencies Number of friends/acquaintances Boredom Interesting (vs boring) Self-perceived loneliness Feeling lonely (vs not) Never married Never married (vs widowed) Never married Never married (vs divorced) Male sex Sexe: 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 Widowed (vs divorced) Married Married state (compared to non-married states)