Findings on happiness in Hoogendoorn (2017): study NL 2013

Author(s)Hoogendoorn, C.
TitleSomewhat happily unemployed? A Comparison of the Feelings and Time-Use Reported by the Employed and Unemployed Respondents Participating in a Dutch DRM Survey
SourceMSc thesis, 2017, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Public15-64 aged, users selfhelp website, Netherlands, 2013
Survey nameNL-GeluksWijzer
SampleNon-probability self-selected
Respondents N =1869
 Valid number of diary observations in analysis, total N=50.000
Non ResponseNot available
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on a) activities of the previous day and b) how one had felt during these activities (DRM) How did you feel during that activity? 10 happy 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 unhappy All numbers presented with faces Computation: Average happiness over all activities/time
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication18
RemarksAverage happiness during activiteis weighed by the proportion of time spend on these. Population mean computed by WDH-team from group averages in Table E
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)
Combined effectsS15ab01Socio-demographic factors only
Family incomeI01ab03Household income
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Living situationH20abCurrent household-composition
Unemployment; saddening effectE02ab03Unemployed involuntary