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

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 nameNL-LISS 2012
 2012 survey of the longitudinal Internet Studies for the Social Sciences (LISS-panel).
SampleProbability area sample
Respondents N =5556
 Splitt up in 3 conditions: 1821 respondents: 10 point scale; 1891 respondents: 11 point scale end points labelled; 1844 respondents: 11 point scale with 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
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
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.697.69
Standard deviation1.391.39

Scores in012345678910
%0.00.01.01.01.04.07.021.039.021.05.0

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
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
Scores in0
%

Full textSelfreport on single question 'Taken all together, how satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? Please indicate on this scale. 10 means that you are completely satisfied and 1 means that you are completely dissatisfied.' 10 completely satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 completely dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLL-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction 1-10
Page in publication13
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.657.38
Standard deviation1.291.43

Scores in12345678910
%0.00.01.02.04.07.022.041.018.04.0

Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with the life you lead at the moment? 0 completely dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLL-c-sq-n-11-aa
Author's labelLife satisfaction 0-10
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.567.56
Standard deviation1.401.40

Scores in012345678910
%0.00.01.01.02.04.07.024.041.015.05.0

Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with the life you lead at the moment? 0 completely dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 neither dissatisfied nor satisfied 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLL-c-sq-n-11-ab
Author's labelLife satisfaction 0-5-10
Page in publication13
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.567.56
Standard deviation1.461.46

Scores in012345678910
%0.00.01.01.02.06.06.023.038.018.05.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Happy on different scale typesH07aa01aO-HL by O-HL
Happy on different scale typesI06ab03Response scale, also classified as above ↑
Life satisfaction on different scale typesH07aa01gO-SL by O-SL
Life satisfaction on different scale typesI06ab03Response scale, also classified as above ↑