Findings on happiness in Wetsteijn (2008): study NL 2004

Author(s)Wetsteijn, J.
TitleHet Goede Leven: de Relatie tussen Geluk en Leefstijl in Nederland. (The Good Life: the Relation between Happiness and Lifestyle in the Netherlands.)
SourceMaster Thesis, 2008, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Public15-80 aged, Netherlands, 2004
Survey nameNot available
 Mentality dataset of research bureau Motivaction.
SampleProbability area sample
Respondents N =1693
 48,7 % male, 51,3% female
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Oral and written interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: How satisfied are you with your life as a whole? Please express in a school mark from 1 to 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Author's labelSatisfaction with life as a whole
Page in publication12
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.35

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Household incomeI01ab03Household income
LifestyleL09ab01Current life-style pattern (life-style type)
SexeG01aaSex (male vs female)
Sociale ladderS09abCurrent socio-economic status