Findings on happiness in Langeveld (1998): study NL 1992

Publication
Author(s)Langeveld, J.H.
TitleQuality of Life in Adolescents with Migraine and Other Headaches.
SourceThesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1998, Netherlands. ISNB 90 90 12 007 6
Investigation
PublicSecundary school pupils, Netherlands, 199?
 "MAVO"-school, in a small Dutch town (20000 inhabitants) Gender:43% boys; Age:M=13,9 years; SD=1,3; Range: 12-18 years
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =223
Non Response3%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Students completed the first version of the QLH-Y simultaneously in class.
General remarksAim of the study : the development of a Quality of Life instrument
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question; How satisfied or unsatisfied were you last week with your life in general? Please answer this question below by drawing a cross on the line _________________________________________ completely completely Scoring: mm on this 100 mm line
ClassificationO-SLW-cw-sq-ol-11-a
Author's labelSatisfaction with Life in General
Page in publication38,43
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.876.87
Standard deviation2.372.37


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Cheerful mood/ Good humourshow  Feeling cheerful (vs gloomy)
Depressionshow  Depressive (f31-33)
Fatigueshow  Fatigue
Fatigueshow  Feeling understood (vs not), also classified as above ↑
Functioning at home and at schoolshow  Daily living skills
Functioning at home and at schoolshow  Relations with parents, also classified as above ↑
Functioning at home and at schoolshow  Specific restrictions, also classified as above ↑
Harmonyshow  Feeling satisfied (vs dissatisfied)
Harmonyshow  Feeling tranquil (vs restless), also classified as above ↑
Headache impact on daily activitiesshow  Daily living skills
Headache impact on daily activitiesshow  Migraine (g43), also classified as above ↑
Headache impact on daily activitiesshow  Pain, also classified as above ↑
Headache impact on daily activitiesshow  Restrictions to social functioning, also classified as above ↑
Headache impact on leisure activitiesshow  Migraine (g43)
Headache impact on leisure activitiesshow  Pain, also classified as above ↑
Headache impact on leisure activitiesshow  Specific restrictions, also classified as above ↑
Optimism about futureshow  Current hope
Optimism about futureshow  Optimistic, also classified as above ↑
Social interaction with brothers and sistersshow  Relations with siblings
Social Interaction with peersshow  Intimate discussions
Social Interaction with peersshow  Socializing, also classified as above ↑
Strenght/Vitalityshow  Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired)
Stressshow  Current worries
Stressshow  Nervous, also classified as above ↑
Stressshow  Tense, also classified as above ↑
Symptomatic symptoms other than headacheshow  Pain
Symptomatic symptoms other than headacheshow  Specific restrictions, also classified as above ↑