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Studies

Becker & Vink (1984): study NL 1982

Publication

Author(s):
Becker, J.W.; Vink, R.
Title:
Werkelozen, Arbeidsongeschikten en Werkenden Vergeleken. ( A Comparison between the Unemployed, Disabled Workers and the Employed).
Source:
Social and Cultural Planning Office, 1984, Rijswijk, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
18-64 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1982
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 465
Non Response:
68-94%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

Now taking everything into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
-   don't know
-   no answers

Numerical scale reversed
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-na
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.68

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with daily activities Satisfaction with activity pattern Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with close relatives Satisfaction with family-life Satisfaction with financial status Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with social status Satisfaction with own status Satisfaction with society Satisfaction with life in nation in general Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with own education Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with years spent in family of origin Family climate (earlier for adults, current for young)