Findings on happiness in Veenhoven & Bakker (1977): study NL 1968

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.; Bakker, P.
TitleLevel of Education and Psychological Well-Being
SourceUnpublished Paper, Erasmus University, 1977, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Public25-65 aged, The Netherlands,1968
Collect period6
Survey nameNot available
 Dutch Health Survey (Aakster 1972)
SampleProbability area sample
 Slight underrepresentation of unmarried and inhabitants of smaller towns. Slight overrepresentation of the western part of the nation
Respondents N =2367
Non Response34%
 10% refused, 21% could not be reached, 3% unusable
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Face-to-face filling in of questionnaire; 0.5% of the questions were unanswered
General remarksSame study also reported in BAKKE 1974 and VEENH 1975
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how happy would you say you are.....? 1 very unhappy 2 3 4 5 very happy Labels of other response options not reported
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Level of educationE01ab02Level of school-education