Findings on happiness in Saris et al. (1996): study BE 1989

Publication
Author(s)Saris, W.E.; Bunting, B.; Scherpenzeel, A.C.; Veenhoven, R.
TitleA Comparative Study of Satisfaction with Life in Europe.
SourceEötvös University Press, 1996, Budapest, Hungary
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1989
Collect periodfall
Survey nameIRMCS
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingN
Respondents N =1439
Non ResponseNot available
Assesment Niet gebruiken Questionnaire: paper and pencil
General remarksSeparate samples in Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels. Mean and SD based on weighted average.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: 'Altogether and considering all things which are important to you, and using scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means that your life is going very badly and 10 that your life is going very well, how would you say things are going currently?" 0 completely dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLC-c-sq-n-11-a
Page in publication103
RemarksSeparate samples in Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels. Mean and SD based on weighted average.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.727.72
Standard deviation1.531.53