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Conen (2005): study ZZ EU 15 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Conen, W.
Title:
De Baan in Europa: Best belangrijk? Een onderzoek naar de Relatie tussen Arbeidsduur en Levensvoldoening. (Job in Europe: Important? On the Relation between Worktime and Life Satisfaction).
Source:
Master thesis, Utrecht University, 2005, Netherlands.

Investigation

Public:
15-64 aged working people, 15 European countries, 2001
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 7054
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single  question:

On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead?
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
-  Don't know
Classification:
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Refers to weighed mean calculated by means of fractions that wants to work less hours, the same number of hours and more hours.
Page in publication:
21
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 35.17%,   2: 56.3%,   3: 7.7%,   4: 0.9%   (total 100.07%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.74
SD:
0.63

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Friction between actual and desired number of working hours-1 Attitudes to own (un)employment
Size of current job
Different categories of actual working hours. Hours work Friction between actual and desired number of working hours-2 Size of current job
Attitudes to own (un)employment