Findings on happiness in VanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2013

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,2013
Collect periodJune
Survey nameNL-Mobility Panel
 SN Web panel. Subset of National Mobility Survey
SampleProbability simple random sample
 976 respondents completed the entire questionaire; only respondents 18 years over are included.
Respondents N =970
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 10
Page in publication17
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.747.49
Standard deviation1.121.25

Scores in12345678910
%0.00.01.01.02.05.025.046.018.03.0

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-10
Page in publication17
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.707.44
Standard deviation1.031.14

Scores in12345678910
%0.00.00.01.02.07.027.043.017.02.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Classification of the 1-10 scale for happinessH07aa01aO-HL by O-HL
Classification of the 1-10 scale for happinessI06ab03Response scale, also classified as above ↑
Classification of the 1-10 scale for life satisfactionH07aa01gO-SL by O-SL
Classification of the 1-10 scale for life satisfactionI06ab03Response scale, also classified as above ↑