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Studies

Veenhoven & Bakker (1975): study NL 1968

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.; Bakker, P.
Title:
Schooleducation and Psychological Well-Being.
Source:
Unpublished Paper, 1975, Department of Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
20-65 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1968
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1534
Non Response:
34%
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
2
3
4
5
6
7  very happy.
Classification:
O-HP-g-sq-ol-7-a
Author's label:
Psychological well-being
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.72 8.80
SD:
2.27

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Educational level Level of school-education Social mobility Inter-generational mobility