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

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
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
Author's labelTevredenheid als alleenstaande
Page in publication117
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.941.80

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Household typeshow  Living alone or not
Household typeshow  Living with children, also classified as above ↑
Household typeshow  Single parent, also classified as above ↑