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Studies

Becker & Ester (1987): study NL 1986

Publication

Author(s):
Becker, J.W.; Ester, P.
Title:
Rampbewustzijn in Nederland. (Beliefs about Coming Disasters in the Netherlands).
Source:
Sociale Wetenschappen, 1987, Vol. 30, 179 - 206

Investigation

Public:
18-70 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1986
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2016
Non Response:
28%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
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
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life in general

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Political participation Political participation Belief in Apocalyps Belief in apocalypse Disaster awareness Perceived chance of becoming victim
Anxious
Apocalyptic worries