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

Author(s)Bergman, K.
TitleKinsey Revisited: Relatie tussen Seksualiteit en Geluk.(Kinsey Revisited: Relation between Sexuality and Happiness.)
SourceBachelor Thesis, Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Sociology, 2009, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Public19-69 aged heterosexuals, the Netherlands, 2006.
Survey nameNot available
 Monitor seksuele en reproductieve gezondheid, zorgbehoefte en zorggebruik (SRGZ).
SampleProbability cluster sample
Respondents N =2591
  826 single adults 1765 married adults
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
General remarksBakker, F. & Vanwesenbeeck, I. (2006), Seksuele gezondheid in Nederland 2006, Delft, Nederland: Eburon.
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)
Author's labelGeluk (Happiness)
Page in publication21
RemarksSingles M = 3,96 (SD = 1,3), Marrieds M = 4,47 (SD = 1,14)
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Frequency of sexual contactshow  Sexual activity
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
number of sexual partnersshow  Sexual activity
number of sexual partnersshow  Sexual promiscuity, also classified as above ↑