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Studies

Bakker & Landsmeer (1985): study NL 1985

Publication

Author(s):
Bakker, S.; Landsmeer, M.
Title:
De Nederlander: een Individualistisch Kuddedier. (The Dutch: Individualistic in the Herd).
Source:
Unpublished Research Report, Interview B.V., 1985, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1985
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 1500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

I have a lot of pleasure in my life
1 totally disagree
2
3
4
5 totally agree
Classification:
M-PL-u-sq-n-5-a
Author's label:
Pleasure
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 6%,   3: 6%,   4: 60%,   5: 29%   (total 102%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.08
SD:
0.81

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Standard of living 'Objective' socio-economic status Male sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Metropolitan living Rural vs urban dwelling