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Studies

Veenhoven (1974): study NL 1968

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Is There an Innate Need for Children?
Source:
European Journal of Social Psychology, 1974, Vol. 14, 495 - 501

Investigation

Public:
25 - 65 aged marrieds, The Netherlands, 1968
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1376
Non Response:
34%, 23% unattainable, 10% non-response
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"Generally speaking are you a happy person.......?"

Responses were made on an open line scale, and were later coded in 7 categories:
1  very unhappy
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3
4
5
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7  very happy.
Classification:
O-HP-g-sq-ol-7-a
Author's label:
Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Childlessness Current parental status Being pregnant Pregnant