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Studies

Boelhouwer (2007a): study NL 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Boelhouwer, J.
Title:
Waarom zijn Drenthenaren Gelukkiger dan Hollanders? ( Why Happier in Drenthe than in Holland?)
Source:
Schnabel, P.; Ed.: "Veel Geluk in 2007", Social Cultural Planning Office, 2007, The Hague, Netherlands, 141 - 146

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2004
Survey name:
NL-CV 2006
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 2300
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

'Taken all together, how satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? Please indicate on this scale. 10 means that you are completely satisfied and 1 means that you are completely dissatisfied.'
10  completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1   completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Geluk
Page in publication:
144
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 0%,   3: 1%,   4: 1%,   5: 3%,   6: 9%,   7: 25%,   8: 40%,   9: 14%,   10: 7%   (total 101%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.60 7.34
SD:
1.42 1.58

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Average income Average income in region % Suicide Suicide in region Unemployment Unemployment in region Forests and nature Nature in region Divorced Divorced in region Widowed Widowed in region Age Age composition in region Provinces Region in Netherlands