Findings on happiness in DeVries et al. (1994): study NL 1992

Publication
Author(s)DeVries, H.H.; Kuiper, N.Y.; VanDijk, H.M.
TitleMaatschappelijke Participatie van Alleenstaanden. (Social Participation of Singles).
SourceSWOKA, Institute for Comsumer Research,1994, Report Nr. 143, The Hague, Netherlands
Investigation
Public30-65 aged singles, The Netherlands, 1992
 The population of this study consists of singles in the age of 30 till 65 years of age with or without children. The minimum of 30 years was choosen, because at that age being single is probably permanent.
Collect period5
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents N =460
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
General remarksStudy performed by SWOKA (Institute for consumer research) on request of PLOA (Organisation for Singles), in order to make an inventory of the possibillities for singles for social participation .
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
ClassificationO-HP-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelTevredenheid als alleenstaande
Page in publication117
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.027.24
Standard deviation0.941.80

Scores in12345
%2.04.020.039.036.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Household typeH20ab01Living alone or not
Household typeH20ab02Living with children, also classified as above ↑
Household typeF02ab01Single parent, also classified as above ↑