Happiness in Elementary Schools

Goals

Questionnaire

Administration in class

Reliability check

Validity checks

Investigator

Supervision

Publications on earlier phase of this study

Call for cooperation

Goals of investigation
* How happy are children
* Happiness in primary schools
* Difference across neighbourhoods
* Differences across schools

Questionnaire


Reliability check
The same questionnaire will be administered twice in some schools, in order to check whether rating of usual happiness are similar.

Validity checks
Validity will be checked in one school in three ways; 1) evaluative conversations with several children after they filled in the questionnaire.2) comparison with ratings of the teacher, 3) comparison with ratings of the parents using the same questionnaire

Investigator
The investigator is Michelle van Vaalen, certificated primary school teacher and recently graduated Master of sociology. Earlier research on ‘social competency’ of children.

Publications
- Gelukkig op school? (Master thesis)
- Happiness in the elementary school (English summary of master thesis

Supervisor: prof. dr. Ruut Veenhoven

Call for cooperation
When you like to cooperate in this study, please send an e-mail to: vanvaalen@fsw.eur.nl

This project is part of the wider Happiness Research Program at Erasmus University Rotterdam

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