Findings on happiness in Verrips et al. (1999): study NL 1994

Publication
Author(s)Verrips, E.G.; Koopman, H.M.; Theunissen, N.C.; Vogels, T.C.
TitleMeasuring Health-Related Qality of Life in a Child Population.
SourceEuropean Journal of Public Health, 1999, Vol. 9, 188 - 193
Investigation
Public8-11 aged, children . The Netherlands, 199?
 Year of data gathgering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Stratified by gender and age (6-7, 8-9, 10-11)
Respondents N =1159
Non Response31%
 Non-response unrelated to age and gender.
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire mailed to parents. Parents were asked to have their children complete a separate children questionaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textParents' rating of child on 16 questions: In the recent weeks, did your child feel A Joyful B Contented E Enthusiastic F Relaxed G Happy H Confident J Cheerful K Short-tempered L Jealous M Anxious N Sad O Angry P Worried Q Gloomy R Aggressive Rated: 0 never 1 sometimes 2 often Summation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+J) - (K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R) Name: TACQOL Positive and Negative emotional functioning scales
ClassificationA-AB-cm-rdf-v-3-a
RemarksAffect Balance Scores computed by us by substracting Positive Affect Scale from Negative Affect
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -16 - 16On range 0 - 10
Mean3.20
Standard deviation


Full textSelf rating on 16 questions: In the recent weeks, did you feel A Joyful B In good spirits C Contented E Enthusiastic F Relaxed G Happy H Confident J Cheerful K Short-tempered L Jealous M Anxious N Sad O Angry P Worried Q Gloomy R Aggressive Rated: 0 never 1 sometimes 2 often Summation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+J) - (K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R) Name: TACQOL Positive and Negative emotional functioning scales
ClassificationA-AB-cm-mq-v-3-a
RemarksAffect Balance Scores computed by us by substracting Positive Affect Scale from Negative Affect
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -16 - 16On range 0 - 10
Mean2.00
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Parents rating of child's happinessH09ab01Rating of happiness by parents