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
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
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 textSelfreport 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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Annual income (in Dutch Florin)I01ab01Personal income
City SizeL13ab02Community size
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Marital statusM02aa01Married vs never married, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa05Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed+separated+divorced), also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab01eVs formerly married (widowed+divorced+separated), also classified as above ↑