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Correlational findings

Study Wilcke et al. (2007): study NL 2007

Public:
Working people, the Netherlands, 2007
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3164
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's label
Past happiness 2 years ago
Our Classification
Operationalization
Happiness assessed in 2005 and 2007 with a selfreport on a single question:
"Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder (10) represents the best possible life for you and the bottom (1) represents the worst possible life for you.  Where on the ladder do you feel personally stand at the present time?"
Rated on a 10-point scale from 1=worst possible life to 10= best possible life.

1 Happiness 2 years ago (2005)
0 Happiness now (2007)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b DM = -                    Mean  
Happiness in 2005   7,1
Happiness in 2007   7,4
- difference       -0,3