Findings on happiness in Demerouti et al. (2005): study NL 2002

Author(s)Demerouti, E.; Bakker, A.B.; Schaufeli, W.B.
TitleSpillover and Crossover of Exhaustion and Life Satisfaction among Dual-Earning Parents.
SourceJournal of Vocational Behavior, 2005, Vol. 67, 266 - 289
PublicDual-earning parents of young children, the Netherlands, 2000
Collect period9-12
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Participants were approached through the day care centers where they brought their children. Nine day care centers were approached.
Respondents N =382
 191 couples
Non Response59 %
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 For each spouse separately
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your life in general? 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied
Author's labelLife Satisfaction
Page in publication274, 275
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.16

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Emotional Demandsshow  Demands in work
Emotional demands of spouseshow  Work conditions of spouse
Exhaustionshow  Current satisfaction with work
Exhaustionshow  Fatigue, also classified as above ↑
Exhaustionshow  Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired), also classified as above ↑
Exhaustion of spouseshow  Health of spouse
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Happiness of spouseshow  Happiness of spouse
Happiness of spouseshow  Happiness of spouse, also classified as above ↑
Work conditions of spouseshow  Work conditions of spouse
Work pressureshow  Time-pressure at work
Work to Family Interference (WFI )show  Perceived conflict between work and home life
Work to Family Interference (WFI )show  Work conditions of spouse, also classified as above ↑
Work to Family Interference (WFI)show  Perceived conflict between work and home life