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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLL-c-sq-n-10-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life one Leads (O-SLL)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
10

Description

Selfreport on single question

'Taken all together, how satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? Please indicate on this scale. 10 means that you are completely satisfied and 1 means that you are completely dissatisfied.'
10  completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1   completely dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Bonnafe (1989): study ZZ EU 12 1988 15+ aged, general public, EU 12 member states, 1988 N = 11795
Mean
= 6.680
Boelhouwer (2007a): study NL 2004 16+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2004 N = 2300
Mean
= 7.604
SD
= 1.422
Boelhouwer (2009): study NL 2006 18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2006 N = 9607
Mean
= 7.700
SCP (2010): study NL 2004 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2004 N = 2300
Mean
= 7.579
SD
= 1.357
SCP (2010): study NL 2006 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2006 N = 1994
Mean
= 7.699
SD
= 1.334
Boelhouwer (2009): study NL 2008 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2008 N = 2554
Mean
= 7.877
SD
= 1.229
Boelhouwer (2014): study NL 2010 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2010 N = 1000
Mean
= 7.800
Boelhouwer (2014): study NL 2012 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2012 N = 1000
Mean
= 7.800
VanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2012 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2012 N = 5556
Mean
= 7.646
SD
= 1.290
VanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2013 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands,2013 N = 970
Mean
= 7.697
SD
= 1.029
VanBeuningen & Dewitt (2016): study NL 2015 12-25 aged, general public, Netherlands, 2015. N = 4042
Mean
= 7.923
SD
= 1.347
CBS (2017): study NL 2013 18-25 aged, Netherlands 2013-2016 N = 7500
VanCampen & Verbeek-Oudijk (2017): study NL 2015 Nursing home residents, Netherlands, 2017 N = 951
Mean
= 7.250
SD
= 1.492