Findings on happiness in Wingen et al. (2012): study NL 1998

Publication
Author(s)Wingen, M.; Arts, K.; DeJonge, T.
TitleDe Invloed van Emotionele Gebeurtenissen op Geluk en Tevredenheid. (The Impact of Emotional Events on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life).
SourceCentral Bureau for Statistics (CBS), Serie Bevolkingstrends, 2012, The Hague, Netherlands
URLhttps://worlddatabaseofhappiness-archive.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/wingen_m_2012.pdf
Investigation
Public20+ aged, The Netherlands, 1998-2009
 Yearly surveys, 1998-2009
Survey nameNL-POLS 1997-2009
 Questions on happiness and satisfaction with life taken from POLS surveys and data on life events from the Social Statistical Database
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingY
Respondents N =240000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....? 5 very happy 4 happy 3 neither happy nor unhappy 2 not very happy 1 unhappy
ClassificationO-HP-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelGeluk (happiness)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? 5 extraordinary satisfied 4 very satisfied 3 satisfied 2 fairly satisfied 1 not very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d
Author's labelTevredenheid (Life Satisfaction)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Change in employment statusshow  Change in employment
Change in employment statusshow  Change in retirement status, also classified as above ↑
Change in employment statusshow  Change in source of income, also classified as above ↑
Change in employment statusshow  Deterioration of health, falling ill, also classified as above ↑
Change in employment statusshow  Falling unemployed, also classified as above ↑
Change in employment statusshow  Getting (re)employed, also classified as above ↑
Change in marital statusshow  Recent divorce/separation
Change in marital statusshow  Recent entering of marriage, also classified as above ↑
Change in marital statusshow  Recent widowhood, also classified as above ↑