Findings on happiness in DeJonge et al. (2009): study NL 2006

Author(s)DeJonge, T.; Bruggink, J; Hupkens, C
TitleLiving a Happy, Healthy and Satisfying Life.
SourceStatisics Netherlands, 2009, Netherlands
Public12+ aged, The Netherlands, 2006-2009
Survey nameNot available
 Dutch National Health Interview Survey, 2006-2008
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =23000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....? 5 very happy 4 happy 3 neither happy nor unhappy 2 not very happy 1 unhappy
Author's labelHapiness
Page in publication6
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? 5 extraordinary satisfied 4 very satisfied 3 satisfied 2 fairly satisfied 1 not very satisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with life
Page in publication6
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Drinkingshow  Use of alcohol
lifestyleshow  Current healthy life-style
lifestyleshow  Specific life-style aspects, also classified as above ↑
Overweightshow  Weight
Sexeshow  Sex (male vs female)
Smokingshow  Use of tobacco
too little physical exerciseshow  Active involvement in sports