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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: life satisfaction
Our Classification
Remarks
Samples A and B obtained by splitt-half and hence otherwise identical.
Operationalization
Answers to same question on live satisfaction:
To what extend do you consider yourself a satisfied  person?

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

Sample A: 5-step verbal response scale
    -  exceptionally satisfied
    -  very satisfied
    -  satisfied
    -  fairly satisfied
    -  not that satisfied
Sample B: 11 step numerical scale
    10  completely satisfied
     :
    0   completely dissatisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d D% = 83.0 % satisfied
- on scale A: score satisfied or more 83.0%
O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-a D% = 93.1 % satisfied
- on scale B: score 6 or more        93.1%
              score 7 or more        85.1%
Using these cut-off points, the % satisfied is lower on the 5 step verbal scale.