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Studies

VanVaalen (2010): study NL 2009

Publication

Author(s):
VanVaalen, M.
Title:
Geluk op School. (Happiness at School).
Source:
Master Thesis, Faculty of Social Sciences, 2010, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Schoolchildren aged 9-12, the Netherlands, 2009
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 718
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How do you feel USUALLY?
5
4
3
2
1

Response options indicated with faces, without verbal or numerical labels
Classification:
A-AOL-g-sq-f-5-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
31
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 1.5%,   3: 16%,   4: 36.5%,   5: 45%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.23 8.07
SD:
0.84 2.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) School size School size Ethnic homogeneity in school Ethnic homogeneity of school School type School-type Religious signature of the school Social characteristics of school Absenteeism in school School-attendance
Absenteeism