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DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1977

Publication

Author(s):
DeJonge, T.; Wingen, M.
Title:
Notes of Statistics Netherlands on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life Data.
Source:
Statistics netherlands, personal communication, November 2011

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1977
Survey name:
NL-LSS 1977
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3983
Non Response:
0
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
Remarks:
Joint survey Statistics Netherlands/CBS and Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.3%,   2: 2.5%,   3: 14.4%,   4: 61.6%,   5: 21.1%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.01 7.34
SD:
0.69 1.37
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: 7%,   2: 13.7%,   3: 45.1%,   4: 25.7%,   5: 8.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.15 6.50
SD:
1.00 1.70