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

Publication
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.
URLhttps://worlddatabaseofhappiness-archive.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/prins_m_2008.pdf
Investigation
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
ClassificationO-HL-m-sq-n-10-a
Page in publication6
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.70
Standard deviation

Scores in12345678910
%0.50.51.11.83.56.722.336.518.19.0

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