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Studies

Woldringh & Knapen (1980): study NL 1978

Publication

Author(s):
Woldringh, C.L.; Knapen, M.H.
Title:
Vrij en Alleen. (Free and Alone).
Source:
Institute of Applied Sociology, University of Nijmegen, 1980, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Unmarried adults, big cities, the Netherlands, 1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 160
Non Response:
62% of which 28% refusals
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"How do you feel in general, during the last year, happy or not so happy......?"
5   very happy
4   fairly happy
3   not happy, not unhappy
2   not too happy
1   unhappy
Don't know
Classification:
M-FH-cy-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Loneliness Perceived sufficiency of intimate contacts Lack of a partner Desire of getting married Preference of being alone Perceived characteristics of singles View on mariage: not lonely Attitudes to marriage in general Desire of getting married Desire of getting married