Findings on happiness in VanBeuningen & Moonen (2013a): study NL 2007

Author(s)VanBeuningen, J.; Moonen, L.
TitleGezondheid Belangrijker voor Geluk dan Leefstijl. (Health More Important for Happiness then Lifestyle.)
SourceBevolkingstrends, Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), April 2013, the Hague, Netherlands
Public18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2007,2008,2009
Last assesment2009
Survey nameNL-POLS 2009
 Yers 2007, 2009 and 2009 combined.
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =27358
 2007: N = 8741; 2008: N = 9499; 2009: N = 9118.
Non Response36%
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
 Also CATI
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: To what extent do you think of yourself as a happy person? 5 very happy 4 happy 3 neither happy nor unhappy 2 unhappy 1 very unhappy - don't know
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication2
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Barriers through painshow  Pain
BMIshow  Body Mass Index (BMI)
Chronic diseaseshow  Chronic illness
General healthshow  Current general health status
Heavy drinkershow  Use of alcohol
Mental healthshow  Current general mental health
Norm for sufficient exerciseshow  Physical states
Smokingshow  Use of tobacco