Findings on happiness in Clarijs (2009): study NL 2006

Author(s)Clarijs, L.
TitleSeksuele Satisfactie en Geluk bij Hetero-en Homoseksuelen. (Sexual Satisfaction and Happiness by Hetero-and Homosexual People.)
SourceBachelor Thesis, Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Sociology, 2009, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Public19-69 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2006
Survey nameNL-Dutch Survey on Sexual Health
 Dutch Survey on Sexual Health by Rutgers Nisso Group. Study described in 'Seksuele gezondheid in Nederland' (Bakker & VanWeesenbeek, 2006)
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Total sample composed of probability sample of 4147 homo- and heterosexuals with an additional purposive sample of 159 homosexuals.
Respondents N =4147
Non Response41%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person? 6 all of the time 5 most of the time 4 a good bit of the time 3 some of the time 2 a little of the time 1 none of the time Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.30

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
heterosexual (vs homosexual)show  Homo-sexual
Nervousnessshow  Nervous
Relationshipshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)