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Boelhouwer (2011): study NL 2004

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, 2004
Survey name:
NL-SLI 2004
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 21706
Non Response:
40
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

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:
4
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.8%,   2: 3.7%,   3: 13.2%,   4: 67.4%,   5: 14.8%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.92 7.14
SD:
0.70 1.36
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: 6%,   2: 9.1%,   3: 41.4%,   4: 33.1%,   5: 10.3%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.33 6.80
SD:
0.98 1.65
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

During the last 4 weeks, did you feel happy?
5 all of the time
4  most of the time
3  some of the time
2  seldom
1  never
Classification:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-5-e
Page in publication:
3
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.5%,   2: 3.8%,   3: 17%,   4: 63.6%,   5: 13%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.81 6.81
SD:
0.80 1.82