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DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1983

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, 1983
Survey name:
NL-LSS 1983
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3999
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: 0.4%,   2: 2.6%,   3: 12.4%,   4: 64.5%,   5: 20.2%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.01 7.36
SD:
0.68 1.34
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: 4.7%,   2: 14.3%,   3: 47.3%,   4: 26.6%,   5: 7%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.17 6.54
SD:
0.92 1.56