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Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 2002

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, 2002
Survey name:
NL-POLS 2002
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3594
Non Response:
47
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
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.5%,   2: 2.5%,   3: 9.2%,   4: 66.5%,   5: 21.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.06 7.45
SD:
0.67 1.30
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: 4%,   2: 9.4%,   3: 44%,   4: 34.4%,   5: 8.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.33 6.83
SD:
0.90 1.51