Findings on happiness in Saris et al. (1996): study BE 1991

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, 1991
Survey nameIRMCS
SampleNot available
WeightingN
Respondents N =1439
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksData collected in Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia. Scores above are computed from these separate data using their ratios to the total Belgian population
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your life? 5 very satisfied 4 somewhat satisfied 3 satisfied 2 somewhat unsatisfied 1 not satisfied
ClassificationO-SLu-u-sq-v-5-c
RemarksData collected in Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia. Scores above are computed from these separate data using their ratios to the total Belgian population
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.158.29
Standard deviation0.681.40

Scores in12345
%0.22.18.757.228.2

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
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean8.078.07
Standard deviation1.531.53

Scores in012345678910
%0.30.00.20.81.24.15.915.033.320.718.6

Full textSelfreport on single question: "How satisfied are you with your life in general? Indicate your satisfaction by giving a number between 0 and 100, the '0' means 'completely unsatisfied' and '100' means 'completely satisfied'. So, the more satisfied you are, the higher the number." 0 completely unsatisfied 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLu-g-sq-n-101-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Mean8.067.84
Standard deviation1.611.79

Scores in0123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
%0.60.20.60.96.25.812.932.919.820.60.0