Findings on happiness in Sondermeyer (1975): study NL 1970

Author(s)Sondermeyer, B.
TitleGezondheid en Geluk. (Health Correlates of Happiness).
SourceUnpublished Report, 1975, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Public40-60 aged male employees, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
 COPI Survey (Commissie Opsporing en Preventie van Ischemische ziekten)
SampleNot available
 Non-probability quota sample: Ss drawn from all levels of various organizations: banks, university,shipping, glass industry, local government.
Respondents N =13000
Non Response5%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Are you generally satisfied? 2 yes 1 no
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Acceptable workloadshow  Satisfaction with work itself
Achieving higher jobshow  Advancement in current job
Active leisure timeshow  Leisure activity level
Actual sportingshow  Active involvement in sports
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Blood pressureshow  Blood-pressure
Children at homeshow  Children in the household
Children in own houseshow  Children in the household
Cigarette smokingshow  Use of tobacco
Distance to workshow  Distance to work
Family problemsshow  Current climate
Family problemsshow  Problems with family\marriage, also classified as above ↑
Feeling cheerfulshow  Feeling cheerful (vs gloomy)
Feeling irritableshow  Irritable
Feeling uncertain and undecisiveshow  Self-perceived ability
Health complaintsshow  Current disease (who icd-10 classification)
Illness of parentsshow  Illness in family
Laughing and singingoftenshow  Laughing often
Relative weightshow  Weight
Satisfaction with daily travellingshow  Satisfaction with work conditions
Satisfaction with housingshow  Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with workshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Working in own houseshow  Works at home
Working in shiftsshow  Shift work