Findings on happiness in Prins (2008): study NL 2007

Author(s)Prins, M.
TitleDe Deugd van Tegenwoordig. Onderzoek naar Jongeren en hun Grenzen. ( Virtue today; a study on risk behavior among younsters).
SourceResearch Report 2008, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Public12-18 aged, The Netherlands, 2007
Collect period11
 november 2007-january 2008
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 12-18 aged recruited bij means of call on internet sites and e-mailings. Additional recruiting of allochtone youngsters. The sample was post-stratified for sexe and education.
Respondents N =15116
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How happy are you right now? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Page in publication6
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Scores in12345678910

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Ethnic statusE04ab03lEthnic status in the Netherlands
Externalizing problem behaviorP05aaAggressive, angry
Externalizing problem behaviorH13ab02bScores on symptom inventories, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Internalizing problem behaviorH13ab02bScores on symptom inventories
Level of educationE01ab02Level of school-education
Level of educationS01ad02School-type, also classified as above ↑
Living situationH20abCurrent household-composition
Living situationI02ab01Living in a children's home, also classified as above ↑
Living situationF01ac03Non-biological child, also classified as above ↑
Living situationH20ab04Non-nuclear household, also classified as above ↑
Living situationF01ab02Number of parents (broken home), also classified as above ↑
Number of friendsF06abCurrent number of friends
Style of upbringingF01ae04Rearing-style of parents
Use of alcoholS13ab01Use of alcohol
Use of drugsS13ab07Use of marihuana, hash