Findings on happiness in VanDongen & De Graaf (2012): study NL 2012 /1

Author(s)VanDongen, C.M.P.; De Graaf, Y.
TitleDe Gelukkige Dokter (The happy doctor)
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 2012, 1 - 15
PublicMedical doctors and students, The Netherlands, 2012
Collect periodsummer
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability sample (unspecified)
 medical volunteers responding to call in professional journal (and website) with possible bonus (giftcard lottery)
Respondents N =401
 physicians (in training) and medical students
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "overall happiness.."(full question not reported 10 my life is very happy 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 my life is very unhappy
Author's labelHappiness (geluk)
Remarksrange of happiness 2-10, most scored 8
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
commutingW04ab02Commuting to work
commutingT03ab02Modes of travel, also classified as above ↑
commutingW04ab02bTransport mode used, also classified as above ↑
commutingT03ab03bWork related travel, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
physicianE02aaDevelopment of one's employment
physicianS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not, also classified as above ↑
physicianO01ab02Kind of occupation (profession), also classified as above ↑
regionR01ab17Region in Netherlands
work activitiesL02abCurrent leadership behavior
work activitiesW04ab19Tasks at work, also classified as above ↑
work activitiesT01ad09Time spend on work tasks, also classified as above ↑
work activitiesA02ac15dWork activities, also classified as above ↑