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DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1986

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, 1986
Survey name:
NL-LSS 1986
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 4040
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 Institue for Social Research/SCP
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.4%,   2: 2.3%,   3: 12%,   4: 64.4%,   5: 20.8%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.03 7.39
SD:
0.67 1.33
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: 4.9%,   2: 12%,   3: 44.4%,   4: 30.2%,   5: 8.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.25 6.69
SD:
0.95 1.59