Findings on happiness in Guven (2009b): study NL 1993

Publication
Author(s)Guven, C.
TitleWeather and Financial Risk-Taking: Is Happiness the Channel?
SourceSOEP Paper No. 218, 2009, Berlin, Germany
URLhttp://ideas.repec.org/p/diw/diwsop/diw_sp218.html
Investigation
Public16+ aged, households' members, Netherlands, 1993-2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameNL--DHS 1993
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =4500
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
Page in publication8
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.027.12
Standard deviation0.601.24

Scores in12345
%0.01.014.066.018.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
ChildrenC03ab01Number of children
Discounting and self-controlT01adCurrent time-usage
Discounting and self-controlP05blImpulsive (vs self controlled), also classified as above ↑
Discounting and self-controlV02ab03Work values, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Health statusH14ab02Self-perceived health
Hours you would like to work in a weekW05ahPreferred working hours
Household sizeH20ab03Number of persons in household
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Investment behavior (risk averseness)P12ac02Attitude to saving
Labor force statusE02abCurrent employment status
Labor force statusR14abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
Labor force statusS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not, also classified as above ↑
Labor force statusO01ab02Kind of occupation (profession), also classified as above ↑
Labor force statusE02ab03bLooking for work, also classified as above ↑
Labor force statusE02ab04Not in labour force, also classified as above ↑
Labor force statusE02ae03Self employed, also classified as above ↑
Labor force statusS07ab03Voluntary work, also classified as above ↑
Labor supplyW04ab22Work hours
Life expectancyH14ab02fExpected longevity
Marital statusM03ab08Community of property
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑
Price change expectationsN01ab04Expected improvement\deterioration of one's nation
Quickness of decision makingP05anCritical
Quickness of decision makingP05blImpulsive (vs self controlled), also classified as above ↑
Quickness of decision makingP05daSpeedy, hurried, also classified as above ↑
Regional sunshineN05ab03Climate
Risk taking behaviorP05coRisk minded
SmokingS13ab08Use of tobacco
Unexpected transitory sunshine changesI06aa02aGood or bad weather
Use of phone/internet banking and ATMC10ac02abPracticed ways of payment
Use of phone/internet banking and ATMC10ac02aaPreferred way of payment, also classified as above ↑