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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a
Focus:
Overall: Happy Person (O-HP)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question

To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  not very happy
1  unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Boelhouwer & Stoop (1999): study NL 1974 18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1974-1997 N = 3500
DeVries et al. (1994): study NL 1992 30-65 aged singles, The Netherlands, 1992 N = 460
Mean
= 4.020
SD
= 0.944
Schmeets (2001a): study NL 1998 15+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1998-2000 N = 19000
CBS (1991): study NL 1989 13+aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1989 N = 2967
Jol (1996): study NL 1997 Mothers, The Netherlands 1997 N = 40000
CBS (2004): study NL 2002 12+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2002 N = 37482
Mean
= 4.060
SD
= 0.645
DeKlerk (2005): study NL 2004 Eldery living in institutions, The Netherlands, 2004 N = 1158
Mean
= 3.520
SD
= 0.896
CBS (1992): study NL 1991 13+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1991 N = 6061
Simon et al. (2007): study NL 2006 21+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2006 N = 140
DeBoer & VanCampen (2007): study NL 2004 16+aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2004 N = 2300
Cloin & Wennekers (2007): study NL 2004 20-65-aged; Netherlands, 2004 N = 1491
Huysmans (2007): study NL 2005 12+aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2005 N = 2034
Mean
= 4.135
SD
= 0.614
Oosterhof (2008): study NL 2005 12+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2005 N = 2204
Mean
= 3.990
SD
= 1.005
Sikkel (1981): study NL 1977 15+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1977 N = 3900
Boelhouwer (2002): study NL 1997 18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1997 N = 3500
Wildeboer Schut (2009): study NL 1977 18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1977-2006 N = 57902
Boelhouwer (2009): study NL 2006 18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2006 N = 9607
Mean
= 3.901
SD
= 0.724
Boelhouwer (2010): study NL 1977 18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1977-2006 N = 54299
DeJonge et al. (2009): study NL 2006 12+ aged, The Netherlands, 2006-2009 N = 23000
CBS (2000): study NL Almere 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Almere, Netherlands, 2010 N = 402
Mean
= 4.020
SD
= 0.707
CBS (2000): study NL Amsterdam (Capital) 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Amsterdam , Netherlands, 2010 N = 397
Mean
= 3.931
SD
= 0.761
CBS (2000): study NL Apeldoorn 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Apeldoorn, Netherlands, 2010 N = 408
Mean
= 4.080
SD
= 0.688
CBS (2000): study NL Arnhem 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Arnhem, Netherlands, 2010 N = 396
Mean
= 3.960
SD
= 0.706
CBS (2000): study NL Bergen op Zoom 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands, 2010 N = 402
Mean
= 3.980
SD
= 0.770
CBS (2000): study NL Breda 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Breda, Netherlands, 2010 N = 407
Mean
= 4.070
SD
= 0.738
CBS (2000): study NL Deventer 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Deventer, Netherlands, 2010 N = 404
Mean
= 4.040
SD
= 0.662
CBS (2000): study NL Eindhoven 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2010 N = 394
Mean
= 3.980
SD
= 0.738
CBS (2000): study NL Emmen 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Emmen, Netherlands, 2010 N = 406
Mean
= 4.020
SD
= 0.689
CBS (2000): study NL Enschede 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Enschede, Netherlands, 2010 N = 400
Mean
= 4.000
SD
= 0.748
CBS (2000): study NL Goningen 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Goningen, Netherlands, 2010 N = 403
Mean
= 4.030
SD
= 0.727
CBS (2000): study NL Haarlem 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Haarlem, Netherlands, 2010 N = 404
Mean
= 4.081
SD
= 0.692
CBS (2000): study NL Heerlen 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Heerlen, Netherlands, 2010 N = 396
Mean
= 3.960
SD
= 0.706
CBS (2000): study NL Helmond 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Helmond, Netherlands, 2010 N = 405
Mean
= 4.050
SD
= 0.684
CBS (2000): study NL Landgraaf 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Landgraaf, Netherlands, 2010 N = 405
Mean
= 4.091
SD
= 0.726
CBS (2000): study NL Leeuwarden 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 2010 N = 399
Mean
= 3.990
SD
= 0.728
CBS (2000): study NL Lelystad 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Lelystad, Netherlands, 2010 N = 395
Mean
= 3.950
SD
= 0.805
CBS (2000): study NL Maastricht 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Maastricht, Netherlands, 2010 N = 396
Mean
= 4.000
SD
= 0.711
CBS (2000): study NL Nijmegen 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2010 N = 397
Mean
= 3.970
SD
= 0.727
CBS (2000): study NL Rotterdam 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2010 N = 388
Mean
= 3.919
SD
= 0.748
CBS (2000): study NL s'Gravenhage (Den Haag; The Hague) 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of The Hague (s'Gravenhage), Netherlands, 2010 N = 398
Mean
= 3.980
SD
= 0.761
CBS (2000): study NL s'Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of s'Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch), Netherlands, 2010 N = 404
Mean
= 4.040
SD
= 0.692
CBS (2000): study NL Commune of Sittard-Geleen 2010 18+ aged, general public, Sitterd-Geleen, Netherlands, 2010 N = 395
Mean
= 3.950
SD
= 0.726
CBS (2000): study NL Terneuzen 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Terneuzen, Netherlands, 2010 N = 402
Mean
= 3.980
SD
= 0.703
CBS (2000): study NL Tilburg 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Tilburg, Netherlands, 2010 N = 400
Mean
= 4.000
SD
= 0.721
CBS (2000): study NL Utrecht 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Utrecht, Netherlands, 2010 N = 405
Mean
= 4.050
SD
= 0.712
CBS (2000): study NL Venlo 2010 18+ aged, general public, City of Venlo, Netherlands, 2010 N = 398
Mean
= 3.941
SD
= 0.729
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1977 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1977 N = 3983
Mean
= 4.008
SD
= 0.695
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1980 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1980 N = 2865
Mean
= 4.068
SD
= 0.700
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1983 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1983 N = 3999
Mean
= 4.014
SD
= 0.682
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1986 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1986 N = 4040
Mean
= 4.030
SD
= 0.675
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1989 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1989 N = 3100
Mean
= 4.104
SD
= 0.698
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1990 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1990 N = 4939
Mean
= 4.087
SD
= 0.673
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1991 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1991 N = 6061
Mean
= 4.109
SD
= 0.688
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1992 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1992 N = 6440
Mean
= 4.094
SD
= 0.692
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1993 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1993 N = 6367
Mean
= 4.106
SD
= 0.671
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1997 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1997 N = 10898
Mean
= 4.058
SD
= 0.653
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1998 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1998 N = 9323
Mean
= 4.072
SD
= 0.631
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1999 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1999 N = 8382
Mean
= 4.050
SD
= 0.641
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2000 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2000 N = 8419
Mean
= 4.075
SD
= 0.640
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2001 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2001 N = 8209
Mean
= 4.064
SD
= 0.648
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2002 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2002 N = 8268
Mean
= 4.056
SD
= 0.666
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2003 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2003 N = 8387
Mean
= 4.050
SD
= 0.678
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2004 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2004 N = 9451
Mean
= 4.053
SD
= 0.669
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2005 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2005 N = 8834
Mean
= 4.035
SD
= 0.691
Peretti & Wilson (1975): study NL 2006 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2006 N = 8191
Mean
= 4.063
SD
= 0.641
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2007 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2007 N = 7467
Mean
= 4.059
SD
= 0.666
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2008 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2008 N = 9499
Mean
= 4.081
SD
= 0.668
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1994 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1994 N = 3423
Mean
= 4.002
SD
= 0.724
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1995 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1995 N = 4038
Mean
= 4.040
SD
= 0.703
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1996 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1996 N = 3914
Mean
= 4.034
SD
= 0.692
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1997 /1 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1997 N = 1200
Mean
= 4.044
SD
= 0.681
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2009 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2009 N = 9118
Mean
= 4.099
SD
= 0.678
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1989 /1 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1989 N = 2871
Mean
= 4.090
SD
= 0.707
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1990 /1 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1990 N = 4584
Mean
= 4.071
SD
= 0.680
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1991 /1 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1991 N = 5642
Mean
= 4.089
SD
= 0.695
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1992 /1 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1992 N = 5933
Mean
= 4.081
SD
= 0.696
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1993 /1 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1993 N = 5871
Mean
= 4.102
SD
= 0.672
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1997 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1997 N = 3242
Mean
= 4.053
SD
= 0.655
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1999 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1999 N = 3674
Mean
= 4.055
SD
= 0.661
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 2002 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2002 N = 3594
Mean
= 4.056
SD
= 0.668
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 2004 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2004 N = 21706
Mean
= 3.918
SD
= 0.703
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 2006 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2006 N = 9007
Mean
= 3.917
SD
= 0.687
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 2008 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2008 N = 9499
Mean
= 3.953
SD
= 0.658
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2008 /1 N = 7808
Mean
= 4.115
SD
= 0.677
Wingen et al. (2012): study NL 1998 20+ aged, The Netherlands, 1998-2009 N = 240000
Boelhouwer (2014): study NL 2002 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2002 N = 1000
Mean
= 4.030
SD
= 0.710
Boelhouwer (2014): study NL 2008 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2008 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.950
SD
= 0.680
Boelhouwer (2014): study NL 2010 /1 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2010 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.930
SD
= 0.711
Boelhouwer (2014): study NL 2012 /1 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2012 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.970
SD
= 0.624
VanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2012 /2 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2012 N = 7641
Mean
= 3.962
SD
= 0.700
Guven (2009b): study NL 1993 16+ aged, households' members, Netherlands, 1993-2006 N = 4500
Mean
= 4.020
SD
= 0.603
Guven & Hoxha (2015): study NL 1993 16+ aged, Netherlands, 1993-2006 N = 32000
Mean
= 4.025
SD
= 0.595