Findings on happiness in Halman et al. (1987): study DK 1981

Author(s)Halman, L.C.; DeMoor, R.A.; Heunks, F.J.; Zanders, H.
TitleTraditie, Secularisatie en Individualisering. (Tradition, Secularization and Individualisation- a Study into the Values of the Dutch within a European Context
SourceTilburg University Press, 1987, Tilburg, Netherlands
Public18+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1981
Collect periodspring
Survey nameWorldValuesSurvey 1
 European Value Survey 1
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1182
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Highly structured
General remarksPart of data were not published in the book but provided on request by the investigator.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Family Incomeshow  Household income
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Own homeshow  House owned or rented
Religousnessshow  Self-definition as religious
Workshow  Current employment status
Workshow  Hours work, also classified as above ↑