Findings on happiness in Jol (1996): study NL 1997

Author(s)Jol, C.
TitleHet Onbehagen bij de Vrouw. (Woman's Discontent).
SourceIndex nr. 2, March 1996, published by CBS, Voorburg, Netherlands, 22 - 23
PublicMothers, The Netherlands 1997
Survey nameNot available
 Permanent Onderzoek Leefsituatie (POLS) (Permanent Research on Life situation), Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS)
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Mothers selected from general population sample
Respondents N =40000
 N not reported. Total number in POLS 1997 was 34000 and in POLS 1998 was 81000. Estimated number 40000 mothers for these 2 years ?
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
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
Author's labeltevredenheid met het leven
Page in publication1
Finding used in
nation ranks

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
Author's labelgeluk
Page in publication1
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Age of eldest or only childshow  Age of children
Working hours per weekshow  Hours work
Working mothers, full-time housewivesshow  Full-time home maker
Working mothers, full-time housewivesshow  Oneself-mother: works (vs not), also classified as above ↑