Findings on happiness in Langeveld et al. (1999): study NL 1997

Author(s)Langeveld, J.H.; Koot, M. H.; Passchier, J.
TitleDo Experienced Stress and Trait Negative Affecivity Moderate the Relationship between Headache and Quality Adolescents?
SourceJournal of Pediatric Psychology, 1999, Vol. 24, 1 - 11
Public12-18 aged headache patients, The Netherlands, 1997
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Students of two comprehensive schools, screenned on headache or migraine by way of a short questionnaire. Students were included if: a) aged between 12-18 years, b) headache symtoms were diagnosed by a physician as "migraine', c) The headache had at least a frequency of twice a month, d) Present for at least one year The participants were seen by a neurologist who diagnosed 38 migraine headache participant and 20 no- migraine participants for a second opinion.
Respondents N =64
Non Response15%
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Questionnaire and diary
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question satisfaction with life in general .. (full question not reported) Rated on visual analogue scale
Author's labelheadache and Quality of live in adolesce
Page in publication1-11
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation83.000.83

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
correlation between satisfaction life -satisfaction healthshow  Satisfaction with health
Experienced stressshow  Amount of worrying
Experienced stressshow  Attitudes to joys and hassles, also classified as above ↑
Headache Indexshow  Migraine (g43)
Headache Indexshow  Migraine (g43)
Migraineshow  Migraine (g43)
Physical stressshow  Migraine (g43)
Psychological functionshow  O-DT by O-open
Trait negative affectivity (NA)show  Neurotic
Trait negative affectivity (NA)show  Neurotic (f48), also classified as above ↑