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DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 1999

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, 1999
Survey name:
NL-POLS 1999
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 8382
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: 0.4%,   2: 2.4%,   3: 8.6%,   4: 69%,   5: 19.6%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.05 7.44
SD:
0.64 1.25
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: 3.4%,   2: 8.6%,   3: 46.7%,   4: 32.9%,   5: 8.4%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.34 6.85
SD:
0.88 1.46