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DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2009

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, 2009
Survey name:
NL-POLS 2009x
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 9118
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: 0.6%,   2: 2.5%,   3: 7.4%,   4: 65.3%,   5: 24.1%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.10 7.54
SD:
0.68 1.32
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: 3.6%,   2: 8.2%,   3: 43.2%,   4: 35%,   5: 10.1%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.40 6.94
SD:
0.91 1.51
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
6  all of the time
5  most of the time
4  a good bit of the time
3  some of the time
2  a little of the time
1  none of the time

Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
Classification:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a
Page in publication:
3
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 2.6%,   3: 11.6%,   4: 17.7%,   5: 50.7%,   6: 16.4%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.64 7.50
SD:
1.03 1.74