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Boelhouwer (2021): study NL 2015

Publication

Author(s):
Boelhouwer, J.
Title:
Geluk en levenstevredenheid in Nederland 2014-2019 (Happiness and lifesatisfaction in the Netherlands 2014-2019)
Source:
Personal communication

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Netherlands, 2015/16
Survey name:
NL-SLI 2015
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2436
Non Response:
12%
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

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: 0.4%,   2: 2.5%,   3: 13.8%,   4: 68.7%,   5: 14.5%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.94 6.98
SD:
0.65 1.25
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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.4%,   2: 0.2%,   3: 0.5%,   4: 0.7%,   5: 2.6%,   6: 7.3%,   7: 20.1%,   8: 41.8%,   9: 18%,   10: 8.3%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.83 7.59
SD:
1.31 1.46