Findings on happiness in Veenhoven & Bakker (1975): study NL 1968

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.; Bakker, P.
TitleSchooleducation and Psychological Well-Being.
SourceUnpublished Paper, 1975, Department of Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Public20-65 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1968
Collect period6
Survey nameNot available
 Dutch Health Survey (Aakster 1972).
SampleNot available
 Probability area sample (see also BAKKE 1974)
Respondents N =1534
Non Response34%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
General remarksSame study also reported in BAKKE 1974 and VEENH 1977
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "Generally speaking are you a happy person.......?" Responses were made on an open line scale, and were later coded in 7 categories: 1 very unhappy 2 3 4 5 6 7 very happy.
Author's labelPsychological well-being
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.27

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Educational levelE01ab02Level of school-education
Social mobilityS05ab01Inter-generational mobility