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 label Our subject description
Ethnic statusshow  Ethnic status in the Netherlands
Externalizing problem behaviorshow  Aggressive, angry
Externalizing problem behaviorshow  Scores on symptom inventories, also classified as above ↑
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Internalizing problem behaviorshow  Scores on symptom inventories
Level of educationshow  Level of school-education
Level of educationshow  School-type, also classified as above ↑
Living situationshow  Current household-composition
Living situationshow  Living in a children's home, also classified as above ↑
Living situationshow  Non-biological child, also classified as above ↑
Living situationshow  Non-nuclear household, also classified as above ↑
Living situationshow  Number of parents (broken home), also classified as above ↑
Number of friendsshow  Current number of friends
Style of upbringingshow  Rearing-style of parents
Use of alcoholshow  Use of alcohol
Use of drugsshow  Use of marihuana, hash