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VanCampen & Verbeek-Oudijk (2017): study NL 2015

Publication

Author(s):
VanCampen, C.; Verbeek-Oudijk, D.
Title:
Gelukkig in een Verpleeghuis? (Happy in a Nursing Home?)
Source:
Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau, 2017, The Hague, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Nursing home residents, Netherlands, 2017
Survey name:
Ouderen In Instellingen (OII)
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 951
Non Response:
45%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How happy or unhappy do you find yourself?
5  very happy
4  happy3.4
3  moderately happy
2  fairly unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-c
Author's label:
Overall Happiness
Page in publication:
28, table 3.1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2%,   2: 8%,   3: 28%,   4: 53%,   5: 9%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.59 6.47
SD:
0.72 1.81
Full text:
Selfreport on single question

'Taken all together, how satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? Please indicate on this scale. 10 means that you are completely satisfied and 1 means that you are completely dissatisfied.'
10  completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1   completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Page in publication:
30, figure 3.3
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 0.5%,   3: 1.5%,   4: 1.5%,   5: 4.5%,   6: 12.5%,   7: 31.5%,   8: 33.5%,   9: 8.5%,   10: 5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.25 6.94
SD:
1.49 1.66

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding gender Sex (male vs female) age Age difference among elderly partner Married state (compared to non-married states)
Living with spouse
education Level of school-education physical health Current handicap mental health Scores on symptom inventories sense of control over one's life Restrictiveness of setting frequency of intimate contacts Contacts with relatives
Contact outside the institution
attentively care Satisfaction with care perceived privacy in a home for elderly Satisfaction with privacy perceived level of safety Satisfaction with safety involvement Say in care delivery confidence Satisfaction with care treatment Quality of staff in institution self-sufficiency Self perceived autonomy
Behavior in institution
satisfaction with the building Attitudes to institution summed effects Socio-demographic + environment + health not feeling lonely Feeling lonely (vs not) joy of living Life-appraisal career satisfaction with activities overall happiness Overall happiness