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DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1980

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, 1980
Survey name:
NL-LSS 1980
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2865
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
Valid responses: 2843
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.6%,   2: 2.1%,   3: 11.4%,   4: 61.6%,   5: 24.2%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.07 7.47
SD:
0.70 1.38
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
Remarks:
Valid responses: 2864
Page in publication:
2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 6.6%,   2: 10.7%,   3: 41%,   4: 30.2%,   5: 11.6%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.29 6.75
SD:
1.02 1.73