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Correlational findings

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

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2012
Survey name:
NL-LISS 2012
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5556
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's label
Happy on different scale types
Our Classification
Operationalization
Answers to same question on happiness:  
To what extend do you consider yourself a happy person?
Responses scored on 3 different scales:
A: 10 step numerical scale
        1: completely unhappy
          :
     10: completely happy
B: 11 step numerical scale
       0: completely unhappy
         :
     10: completely happy
C: 11 step numerical scale with midpoint
       0: completely unhappy
         :
       5: neither unhappy or happy
          :
     10: completely happy

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-u-sq-n-10-b D% = % happy (score 7 or more)
- on scale A: 87%
O-HP-u-sq-n-11-ca D% = - on scale B: 87% O-HP-u-sq-n-11-cb D% = - on scale C: 85%

No significant difference in % happy on scales A,B and C
O-HP-u-sq-n-10-b DM = Average scores
- on scale A: 7.8
O-HP-u-sq-n-11-ca DM = - on scale B: 7.7 O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-ab = - on scale C: overflow!

No significant difference in average on scale A, B and C

Scale C takes slightly more reaction time, and is judged least easy by respondents