Findings on happiness in VanCampen & Verbeek-Oudijk (2017): study NL 2015

Author(s)VanCampen, C.; Verbeek-Oudijk, D.
TitleGelukkig in een Verpleeghuis? (Happy in a Nursing Home?)
SourceSociaal en Cultureel Planbureau, 2017, The Hague, Netherlands
PublicNursing home residents, Netherlands, 2017
 female: 72%; male: 28%
Collect period2015 - 2016
 april 2015 - april 2016
Survey nameOuderen In Instellingen (OII)
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =951
Non Response45%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How happy or unhappy do you find yourself? 5 very happy 4 happy3.4 3 moderately happy 2 fairly unhappy 1 very unhappy
Author's labelOverall Happiness
Page in publication 28, table 3.1
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.721.81

Scores in12345

Full textSelfreport on single question 'Taken all together, how satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? Please indicate on this scale. 10 means that you are completely satisfied and 1 means that you are completely dissatisfied.' 10 completely satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 completely dissatisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with life
Page in publication30, figure 3.3
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.491.66

Scores in12345678910

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
ageA04ab03Age difference among elderly
attentively careI02af01Satisfaction with care
confidenceI02af01Satisfaction with care
educationE01ab02Level of school-education
frequency of intimate contactsI02aeContact outside the institution
frequency of intimate contactsF03ab02Contacts with relatives, also classified as above ↑
genderG01aaSex (male vs female)
involvementI02ad01aSay in care delivery
joy of livingL04aaLife-appraisal career
mental healthH13ab02bScores on symptom inventories
not feeling lonelyM15ac05aFeeling lonely (vs not)
overall happinessH07aaOverall happiness
partnerH20ab07Living with spouse
partnerM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑
perceived level of safetyI02af03Satisfaction with safety
perceived privacy in a home for elderlyI02af02Satisfaction with privacy
physical healthH02abCurrent handicap
satisfaction with the buildingI02afAttitudes to institution
self-sufficiencyI02acBehavior in institution
self-sufficiencyS02ab02Self perceived autonomy, also classified as above ↑
sense of control over one's lifeI02ad01Restrictiveness of setting
summed effectsS15ab11Socio-demographic + environment + health
treatmentI02ad04Quality of staff in institution