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Correlational findings

Study VanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2012 /2

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2012
Survey name:
NL-SocialCohesionSurvey2012
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 7641
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's label
Response scale: happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Answers to same question on happiness:
To what extend do you consider yourself a happy person?

Anwers rated in 2 sub-samples on different response scales:

Sample A: 5-step verbal response scale
    -  very happy
    -  happy
    -  neither happy nor unhappy
    -  not that happy
    -  unhappy

Sample B: 11 step numerical scale
    10  very happy
     :
    0   very unhappy

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a D% = 83.3 % happy
- on scale A: score 'happy'or very happy 83,3%
O-HP-u-sq-n-11-a D% = 94.7 - on scale B: score 6 or more           94,7%
              score 7 or more           89,0%

Using these cut-off points, the % happy is lower on the 5 step verbal scale