Findings on happiness in Burger & Veenhoven (2017a): study NL 2017

Author(s)Burger, M.; Veenhoven, R.
TitleGeluk onder docenten (Happiness among Teachers)
SourceVanTwaalfTotAchttien, 2017, 14 - 15
PublicWorking people, visitors of a self-help website, Netherlands, 2011-2015
Survey nameNL-GeluksWijzer
SampleNo sample: full population
 Working people selected from all visitors over the years 2011-2015
Respondents N =49350
 not reported, but provided by authors
Non ResponseNot available
 Web based Day Reconstruction method
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on singler question How happy do you feel today? 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 All response options marked by both a number and a smily. No verbal labels are used. This question is not suitable for the measurement of happiness of individuals, since mood of the day is not representative for usual affect. Yet average response to this question is accepted as a measure of happiness in a population, since individual variations balance out
Author's labelHappines
Page in publication1
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
vocationO01ac02dCulture, also classified as above ↑
vocationO01abCurrent occupation, also classified as above ↑
vocationO01ac02fEducation, also classified as above ↑
vocationO01ac02kHoreca, also classified as above ↑
vocationO01ac02gRetail, also classified as above ↑
vocationO01ac02iServices, also classified as above ↑
vocationO01ac01eSupervisory tasks, also classified as above ↑
vocationO01ac02jTransport, also classified as above ↑