Findings on happiness in Merens (2007): study NL 2004

Author(s)Merens, J.G.
TitleHet Geluk van de Marokkaanse Vrouw. (The Happiness of Maroccan Wifes.)
SourceSchnabel, P.; Ed.: "Veel Geluk in 2007", Social Cultural Planning Office, 2007, The Hague, Netherlands, 34 - 37
Public15-64 aged, living in cities, Netherlands, 2004
Survey nameNot available
 Leefsituatie Allochtone Stedelingen (LAS); 2004/2005.
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =4096
Non Response49-62%
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How happy or unhappy do you think you are.....? 5 very happy 4 happy 3 moderately happy 2 fairly unhappy 1 very unhappy
Author's labelGeluk (Happiness)
Page in publication35
RemarksScale reversed; the values mentioned in the report are based on 1=very happy; 5=very unhappy.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Etnic originE04ab03lEthnic status in the Netherlands
Etnic originM07aa01Ever migrated or not, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)