Findings on happiness in VanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2012 /1

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
Collect periodOctober
Survey nameEU-EVS1981-84
 Liss panel; (Longitudinal Internet Studies for Social Sciences)
SampleProbability systematic sample
 Liss panel consists of 5000 households, comprising 8000 individuals.
Respondents N =5556
 1821 respondents: version with 10-point scale; 1891 respondents: version with 11-point scale end points labelled; 1844 respondents: version with 11-point scale both endpoints and midpoint labelled.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: To what extent do you consider yourself as a happy person? 1 completely unhappy 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely happy
ClassificationO-HP-u-sq-n-10-b
Author's labelHappiness 1-10
Page in publication13
RemarksN=1864
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.827.57
Standard deviation1.161.29

Scores in12345678910
%0.00.00.01.03.07.023.037.022.05.0

Full textSelfreport on single question: To what extent do you consider yourself to be a happy person? 0 completely unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely happy
ClassificationO-HP-u-sq-n-11-ca
Author's labelHappiness 0-10
Page in publication13
RemarksN=1864
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.697.69
Standard deviation1.391.39

Scores in012345678910
%0.00.00.00.01.03.07.023.037.022.05.0

Full textSelfreport on single question: To what extent do you consider yourself to be a happy person? 0 completely unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 neither unhappy, nor happy 6 7 8 9 10 completely happy
ClassificationO-HP-u-sq-n-11-cb
Author's labelHappiness 0-5-10
Page in publication13
RemarksN=1893
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
Scores in0
%