Findings on happiness in VanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2012 /2

Publication
Author(s)VanBeuningen, J.; Moonen, L.; VanderHouwen, K.
TitleMeasuring Well-Being. An Analysis of Different Response Scales.
SourceDiscussion Paper 2014/03,, Statistics Netherlands, 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2012
Survey nameNL-SocialCohesionSurvey2012
 Two splitt half samples.
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =7641
 3845 respondents with the verbally labelled 5-point scales; 3796 respondents with the numerical 11-point scales.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
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 labelHappiness-5
Page in publication7
RemarksReversed scale. Skewness: -0.97, Kurtosis: +2.32
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.967.41
Standard deviation0.701.75

Scores in12345
%0.63.412.765.817.5

Full textSelfreport on single question: On a scale of 0 to 10 I consider myself... 0 not a very happy person 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 a very happy person
ClassificationO-HP-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelHappiness-11
Page in publication7
RemarksSkewness: -1.45, Kurtosis +5.52
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.737.73
Standard deviation1.311.31

Scores in012345678910
%0.30.20.20.60.83.35.723.343.516.16.2

Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? 5 extraordinary satisfied 4 very satisfied 3 satisfied 2 fairly satisfied 1 not very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d
Author's labelSatisfaction-5
Page in publication7
RemarksSkewness: -0.38, Kurtosis: +0.16
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.235.57
Standard deviation0.952.37

Scores in12345
%5.911.144.631.27.2

Full textSelfreport on single question: To what extend are you satisfied with the life you currently lead? 0 completely dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLL-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelSatisfaction-11
Page in publication7
RemarksSkewness: -1.41, Kurtosis: +4.56
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.597.59
Standard deviation1.411.41

Scores in012345678910
%0.30.30.30.91.04.18.024.839.415.15.7

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Family contacts and different scalesS06abCurrent contacts
Family contacts and different scalesI06ab03Response scale, also classified as above ↑
Friends contacts and different scales.F06adCurrent friendship network
Friends contacts and different scales.I06ab03Response scale, also classified as above ↑
Neighbours contacts and different scalesI06ab03Response scale
Neighbours contacts and different scalesX01UNCLASSIFIED, also classified as above ↑
Response scale: happinessH07aa01aO-HL by O-HL
Response scale: happinessI06ab03Response scale, also classified as above ↑
Response scale: life satisfactionH07aa01gO-SL by O-SL
Response scale: life satisfactionI06ab03Response scale, also classified as above ↑
Self-reported health status and different scalesI06ab03Response scale
Self-reported health status and different scalesH14ab02Self-perceived health, also classified as above ↑