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DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1997

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:
12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1997
Survey name:
NL-POLS 1997
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 10898
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
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.5%,   2: 2.3%,   3: 8.7%,   4: 67.9%,   5: 20.6%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.06 7.46
SD:
0.65 1.27
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: 5.1%,   2: 8.9%,   3: 36.7%,   4: 36.9%,   5: 12.4%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.43 6.97
SD:
0.99 1.65