Findings on happiness in Deen et al. (2005): study NL 2005

Author(s)Deen, N.; Verheggen, P.P.; Wilcke, E.
TitleHet Geluk van Werkend Nederland 2005. (The Happiness of Working People in the Netherlands in 2005).
SourceProjectpaper I0164 Motivaction i.o.o.Randstad (Temp Agency), 2005, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Public16-64 aged workers, The Netherlands, 2005
Survey nameNot available
 Motivaction online panel study
SampleProbability systematic sample
 Participants of an online panel study were requested to participate.
Respondents N =3202
 Dutch employees
Non Response?
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: To what degree you consider yourself as a happy person? 1 very unhappy 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very happy
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication8
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Satisfaction with combination work and family-lifeshow  Satisfaction division of household-work
Satisfaction with contact with roommates at workshow  Satisfaction with colleagues
Satisfaction with current work situationshow  Current satisfaction with work
Satisfaction with healthshow  Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with possibility to escape daily lifeshow  Attitudes to freedom
Satisfaction with stability in private living situationshow  Attitudes to family-life
Worries about workshow  Specific worries
Worries about workshow  Worries about work, also classified as above ↑