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

Author(s)Olivier, J.
TitleHet Effect van Vreemdgaan op Geluk . (The Effect of Adultery on Happiness.)
SourceBachelor Thesis, Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Sociolgy, 2009, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Public19-69 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2006
Survey nameNot available
 Monitor seksuele en reproductieve gezondheid, zorgbehoefte en zorggebruik (SRGZ).
SampleSelection from general population sample
 In the first fase via internetpanel Euroclix 2000 respondents were acquired aselect. In the second fase additional groups were selected to make the sample representatitve with respect to: education, ethnicity, religion, urbanisation, sexual attitude. Finally an additonal acquisition was done for 65 respondents with an Turkish or Maroccan background through a second internetpanel.
Respondents N =4170
 1927 (46,5%) male heterosexuals; 2064 (49,8%) female heterosexuals; 140 (3,4%) male homosexuals; 102 (2,5%) female homosexuals;
Non Response72%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
General remarksStudy reported in: Bakker, F. & Vanwesenbeek, 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 labelHappiness
Page in publication10
RemarksMean computed from mean scores on page 14.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Non-adulterousshow  Conjugal fidelity