Findings on happiness in Stapel (1970): study NL 1969

Author(s)Stapel, J.
TitleHet Gelukkige Nederland: Een Staat van Welvaart. (Happy Netherlands: A State of Welfare).
SourceNIPO, "Zo zijn Wij: De Eerste 25 jaar NIPO Onderzoek", Agon/Elsevier, 1970, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 56 - 63
Public21+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1969
Collect period11
Survey nameNL-NIPO
SampleNot available
Respondents N =1003
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksDutch magazine 'Elseviers Weekblad' published the results in December 1969.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Do you think of yourself as.......? 3 happy 2 fairly happy 1 unhappy?
Author's labelGeluk
Page in publication57
DKNA %3.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.440.47

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Annual income (in Dutch Florin)show  Personal income
City Sizeshow  Community size
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Marital statusshow  Married vs never married, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed + separated + divorced), also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Vs formerly married (widowed + divorced+ separated), also classified as above ↑