Findings on happiness in Philips Nederland (1966): study NL 1964

Author(s)Philips Nederland,
TitleDe Nederlandse Huisvrouw. (The Dutch Houswife.)
SourceNIPO assigned by Philips Nederland, 1966, Eindhoven, Netherlands
PublicHousewives, The Netherlands, 1964
Collect periodautumn
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability area sample. The sample consisted of 1800 housewives. Only 450 of these were answered questions about happiness.
Respondents N =450
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview at home.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How happy or unhappy do you think you are.....? 5 very happy 4 happy 3 moderately happy 2 fairly unhappy 1 very unhappy
Author's labelHappiness.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Community sizeL13ab02Community size
Enjoying domestic workW05ad03aSatisfaction with home-making
Having a good lifeH07aa01eO-HL by O-further
Having childrenC03abCurrent parental status
IncomeI01ab03Household income
IncomeM04ab03cIncome of spouse, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with marriageM03ac03Satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with marriage, job, and healthL04ad02dHealth + family + work
Self-perceived healthH14ab02aGlobal health rating