Findings on happiness in Henkens (1997): study NL 1992

Author(s)Henkens, K.
TitleInactiviteit en Sociaal Isolement, Gezondheid en Welbevinden: Mannelijke Werkelozen, Arbeidsongeschikten, Werkenden en Vutters Vergeleken. (Inactivity and Social Isolation, Health and Well-Being: Employed and Unemployed Compared).
SourceNIDI Working Paper, 1997/2, The Hague, Netherlands
Public55-64 aged men, The Netherlands, 1992
Survey nameNot available
 survey "Leefvormen en Sociale Netwerken van Ouderen" ( Nestor research program) The Netherlands 1992.
SampleProbability area sample
  Selected from sample of 4400 elderly men aged 55 - 64
Respondents N =575
Non Response61,7
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Talking all together, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life in general? 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 about as dissatisfied as satisfied 4 satisfied 5 very satisfied
Author's labelalgemeen welbevinden (generalwell-being)
Page in publication6
RemarksData taken from file LSNa074 Steinmetz archive
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.741.62

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
ageA04ab03Age difference among elderly
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
having a partnerM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
labour market positionE02abCurrent employment status
labour market positionR14abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
labour market positionE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑