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Boelhouwer (2014): study NL 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Boelhouwer, J.
Title:
Kwaliteit van Leven: Leefsituatie en Geluk. (Quality of Life: State of Living and Happiness).
Source:
Bijl, R.;Boelhouwer, J.;et al: Eds.: ''De Sociale Staat van Nederland. 2014'', Social Cultural Planning Office, 2014, The Hague, Netherlands, 279 - 304

Investigation

Public:
12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2008
Survey name:
NL-POLS 2008
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 2%,   3: 14%,   4: 68%,   5: 16%   (total 101%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.95 7.00
SD:
0.68 1.30