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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
Satisfaction with combination work and family-lifeH21ac02Satisfaction division of household-work
Satisfaction with contact with roommates at workW05ad02cSatisfaction with colleagues
Satisfaction with current work situationW05adCurrent satisfaction with work
Satisfaction with healthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with possibility to escape daily lifeF05acAttitudes to freedom
Satisfaction with stability in private living situationF03acAttitudes to family-life
Worries about workW07ab02Specific worries
Worries about workW05aeWorries about work, also classified as above ↑