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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life one Leads (O-SLL)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with the life you currently lead?
5  extraordinary satisfied
4  very satisfied
3  satisfied
2  fairly satisfied
1  not very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Sikkel (1981): study NL 1977 15+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1977 N = 3900
CBS (1984b): study NL 1979 Adolescents, The Netherlands, 1979 N = 3113
Jol (1985a): study NL 1974 18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1974-1983 N = 4000
Becker & Ester (1987): study NL 1986 18-70 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1986 N = 2016
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
DeKlerk (2005): study NL 2004 Eldery living in institutions, The Netherlands, 2004 N = 1158
Mean
= 2.733
SD
= 1.035
CBS (1992): study NL 1991 13+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1991 N = 6061
VanCampen (2007): study NL 2003 18-65 aged, Netherlands, 2003 N = 5355
Mean
= 3.330
SD
= 0.890
Tammes (2007): study NL 1979 16+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2007 N = 21929
Mean
= 3.271
SD
= 0.981
Hoff & Jehoel-Gijsbers (1998): study NL 1982 Adults, in labor force, The Netherlands, 1982-1995 N = 500
Veenhoven & VanSchoonhoven (1991): study NL 1989 18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1989 N = 2969
Schmeets (2001): study NL 1997 12+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1997-1999 N = 4000
Mean
= 3.350
SD
= 0.880
DeJonge et al. (2009): study NL 2006 12+ aged, The Netherlands, 2006-2009 N = 23000
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1974 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1974 N = 4648
Mean
= 3.202
SD
= 0.974
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1977 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1977 N = 3983
Mean
= 3.150
SD
= 0.996
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1980 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1980 N = 2865
Mean
= 3.295
SD
= 1.024
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1983 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1983 N = 3999
Mean
= 3.169
SD
= 0.922
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1986 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1986 N = 4040
Mean
= 3.254
SD
= 0.945
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1989 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1989 N = 3100
Mean
= 3.538
SD
= 1.026
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1990 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1990 N = 4939
Mean
= 3.535
SD
= 1.002
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1991 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1991 N = 6061
Mean
= 3.535
SD
= 1.002
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1992 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1992 N = 6440
Mean
= 3.516
SD
= 0.996
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1993 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1993 N = 6367
Mean
= 3.539
SD
= 0.980
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1994 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1994 N = 3423
Mean
= 3.348
SD
= 1.035
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1995 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1995 N = 4038
Mean
= 3.370
SD
= 0.996
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1996 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1996 N = 3914
Mean
= 3.397
SD
= 0.994
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1997 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1997 N = 10898
Mean
= 3.426
SD
= 0.988
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1998 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1998 N = 9323
Mean
= 3.341
SD
= 0.868
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1999 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1999 N = 8382
Mean
= 3.343
SD
= 0.877
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2000 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2000 N = 8419
Mean
= 3.351
SD
= 0.870
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2001 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2001 N = 8209
Mean
= 3.356
SD
= 0.871
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2002 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2002 N = 8268
Mean
= 3.349
SD
= 0.903
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2003 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2003 N = 8387
Mean
= 3.345
SD
= 0.890
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2004 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2004 N = 9451
Mean
= 3.331
SD
= 0.883
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2005 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2005 N = 8834
Mean
= 3.300
SD
= 0.887
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2006 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2006 N = 8191
Mean
= 3.332
SD
= 0.874
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2007 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2007 N = 7467
Mean
= 3.347
SD
= 0.868
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2008 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2008 N = 9499
Mean
= 3.379
SD
= 0.871
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2009 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2009 N = 9118
Mean
= 3.398
SD
= 0.906
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1974 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1974 N = 4805
Mean
= 3.198
SD
= 0.988
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1977 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1977 N = 3903
Mean
= 3.171
SD
= 0.987
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1979 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1979 N = 2022
Mean
= 3.279
SD
= 0.951
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1980 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1980 N = 2007
Mean
= 3.222
SD
= 0.906
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1981 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1981 N = 2034
Mean
= 3.243
SD
= 0.954
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1983 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1983 N = 1932
Mean
= 3.268
SD
= 0.990
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1986 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1986 N = 2016
Mean
= 3.158
SD
= 0.925
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1987 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1987 N = 1990
Mean
= 3.239
SD
= 1.010
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1989 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1989 N = 2871
Mean
= 3.504
SD
= 1.032
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1991 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1991 N = 1926
Mean
= 3.355
SD
= 1.032
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1990 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1990 N = 4584
Mean
= 3.483
SD
= 1.006
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1992 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1992 N = 2146
Mean
= 3.358
SD
= 1.018
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1993 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1993 N = 5863
Mean
= 3.512
SD
= 0.986
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1994 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1994 N = 2066
Mean
= 3.249
SD
= 1.009
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1995 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1995 N = 2177
Mean
= 3.244
SD
= 0.980
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1996 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1996 N = 2418
Mean
= 3.290
SD
= 0.997
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1997 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1997 N = 3242
Mean
= 3.324
SD
= 0.886
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1999 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1999 N = 3674
Mean
= 3.315
SD
= 0.897
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 2002 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2002 N = 3594
Mean
= 3.334
SD
= 0.902
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 2004 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2004 N = 21706
Mean
= 3.326
SD
= 0.984
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 2006 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2006 N = 9007
Mean
= 3.287
SD
= 0.969
Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 2008 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2008 N = 9499
Mean
= 3.374
SD
= 0.888
Wingen et al. (2012): study NL 1998 20+ aged, The Netherlands, 1998-2009 N = 240000
VanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2012 /2 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2012 N = 7641
Mean
= 3.227
SD
= 0.946
VanBeuningen & Kloosterman (2011): study NL 2009 aged 18+, Netherlands, 2009 N = 6878