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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
Life satisfaction on different scale types
Our Classification
Operationalization
Answers to same question on life satisfaction scored on different response scales:  
To what extend do you consider yourself to lead a satisfied live?
A: 10 step numerical scale
     1: completely dissatisfied
        :
   10: completely satisfied
B: 11 step numerical scale
       0: completely dissatisfied
         :
      10: completely satisfied
C: 11 step numerical scale with midpoint
        0: completely dissatisfied
          :
        5: neither dissatisfied or satisfied
          :
     10: completely satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-c-sq-n-10-a D% = % life satisfaction (score 7 or more)
- on scale A: 85%
O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-aa D% = - on scale B: 85% O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-ab D% = - on scale C: 83%

No significant difference in % life satisfaction on scale A, B and C.
O-SLL-c-sq-n-10-a DM = Average scores
- on scale A: 7.65
O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-aa DM = - on scale B: 7.56 O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-ab DM = - on scale C: 7.56