Findings on happiness in NIPO (1949): study NL 1948

TitleWat de Mensen Gelukkig Maakt. (The Things that Contribute to Happiness).
SourceDe Publieke Opinie, 1949, Vol. 3, 3 - 4
PublicAdults, general public, The Netherlands, 1948
Collect period1
Survey nameNL-NIPO
SampleNot available
Respondents N =500
 N not reported, probably about 500
Non Response7%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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 (Happiness)
RemarksPossibly same data as reported by Wessman 1956. If so, the question may have been presented with 4 response options, the first two of which having been combined in the 'unhappy' category.
DKNA %7.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.611.51

Scores in123

Full textSelf report on single question: How is your life 3 good 2 fair 1 bad - no answer
Author's labelExistence
DKNA %1.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.61

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Educational levelshow  Level of school-education
Having a good lifeshow  O-HL by O-QOL
Incomeshow  Current income level (unspecified)
Job satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Male sexshow  Sexe: male (vs female)
Marital happinessshow  Satisfaction with marriage
Marriedshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Non-religiousshow  Church-member or not
Political affiliationshow  Current political (party) preference
Religious denominationshow  Current religious denomination
Self-perceived healthshow  Global health rating