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Studies

Algemeen Dagblad (1988): study NL 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Algemeen Dagblad,
Title:
Actualiteitsmeting Geluk in Nederland. (Measurement of Happiness in the Netherlands today).
Source:
Unpublished Research Report i.o.o. Algemeen Dagblad, 1988, Centrum voor Marketing Analyse & Sociaal Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1988
Survey name:
NL Actualiteismeting Geluk 1988
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 600
Non Response:
5%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

If you had to say whether you feel happy or not, what would you answer.....?
3   happy  
2   neither happy nor unhappy
1   unhappy
Classification:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-b
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
tabel 28
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.7%,   2: 9.5%,   3: 89.3%   (total 100.5%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.87 6.75
SD:
0.38 0.77

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) Community size Community size Age Current age (in years)