Findings on happiness in Verkuyten (1989): study NL 1984

Author(s)Verkuyten, M.
TitleHappiness among Adolescents in the Netherlands: Ethnic and Sex Differences.
SourcePsychological Reports, 1989, Vol. 65, 577 - 578
DOIdoi: 10.2466/pr0.1989.65.2.577
Public13-16 aged general public, Netherlands, 198?
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Not reported.
Respondents N =3228
 2710 Dutch natives and 518 immigants
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksExact interview period not reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no) A Particularly excited or interested in something? B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair? C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? D Very lonely or remote from other people? E Pleased about having accomplished something? F Bored? G On top of the world? H Depressed or very unhappy? I That things were going your way? J Upset because someone criticized you? Answer options and scoring: yes = 1 no = 0 Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -5 to +5 Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Author's labelAffect Balance Scale
Page in publication578
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -5 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Full textSelfreport on single question: "Above you see a numbered ladder. Consider the top of the ladder as the best possible life and the bottom of the ladder as the worst possible life. A Please place an X where you feel you are now. B Place an Y at the point where you were five years ago. C Please place a Z at the point that you feel you will be at five years from now. [ 10 ] best possible life [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] [ 0 ] worst possible life Question A is the case question. Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (modified version)
Author's labelCantril
Page in publication577
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Ethnic minorityE04ab03lEthnic status in the Netherlands
Ethnic minorityM07aa01Ever migrated or not, also classified as above ↑
Length of residenceM07aa02Time since migration