Findings on happiness in Sullivan et al. (2000): study NL 1993

Author(s)Sullivan, M.D.; Kempen, G.I.; Ormel, J.; VanSonderen, E.
TitleModels of Health-Related Quality of Life in a Population of Community-Dwelling Dutch Elderly.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2000, Vol. 9, 801 - 810
Public57+ aged, The Netherlands, 1993
Survey nameNot available
 Groningen Longitudinal aging study
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
 Persons aged 57 and older were approached by their general practitioners
Respondents N =5279
Non Response50%
 37% refused to be interviewed. Of the interviewed 13% did not return the questionnaire
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Interview and mailed questionnaire. Happiness question on mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Lead item not reported. [ 10 ] best possible life [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] worst possible life Name: Cantril's self anchoring Ladder rating of life (modified version)
Author's labelQuality of life
Page in publication804
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AnxietyH13ac05aAnxious (f40)
Biological and physiological statusH14ab02dChronic illness
Daily activity interferenceH14ac01Degree of restriction
DepressionH13ac04aDepressive (f31-33)
Perceived healthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Physical functional statusH14acCurrent functional health
Social functional statusH14ac02dRestrictions to social functioning
Symptom statusH14ab02cNumber of health complaints