Findings on happiness in CBS (1984b): study NL 1979

TitleDe Leefsituatie van de Nederlandse Jeugd van 13-24 jaar in 1979. Deel 4.(Life Situation of the Dutch Youth of 13-24 in 1979, Vol. 4: An Analysis of Youth in One-Parent Families.)
SourceS.D.U./C.B.S. Publications, 1984, The Hague, Netherlands
PublicAdolescents, The Netherlands, 1979
Collect period12
 end 1979, begin 1980
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability multistage sample of Dutch adolescents (3831) From this sample two contact groups were selected: -adolescent living with single parent (N=269) -adolescent living with two parents (N=2575)
Respondents N =3113
Non Response35%, of which: refusals 62%, no contact 27%, unable 8%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interviews at home partly oral, partly by means of a questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
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
Finding used in
nation ranks
Scores in12345

Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you consider yourself as a happy person......? 4 very happy 3 happy 2 neither happy nor unhappy 1 not too happy - don't know
Author's labelHow happy one feels
Finding used in
nation ranks
Scores in1234

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04ab02Age difference among young people
Broken homeF01ab02Number of parents (broken home)
Day time schoolS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not
Day time schoolS01ad02School-type, also classified as above ↑
Education of head ofhouseholdE01ab02Level of school-education
Head of household employedF01ai02Unemployment of parents
Proportional explained variationS15ab08Socio-demographic + social ties