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Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Boelhouwer, J.
Title:
Notes Netherlands Institute for Social Research on Happiness and Satisfaction Data.
Source:
Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP), personal communication, 2011, The Hague, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1997
Survey name:
NL-POLS 1997
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3242
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  not very happy
1  unhappy
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.5%,   2: 2.2%,   3: 9.3%,   4: 67.4%,   5: 20.5%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.05 7.45
SD:
0.65 1.28
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
Page in publication:
2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.5%,   2: 9.8%,   3: 45.5%,   4: 33.2%,   5: 8%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.32 6.82
SD:
0.89 1.48