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Studies

Dekker & DeHart (2007): study NL 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Dekker, P.; DeHart, J.
Title:
Niet zo Gelukkig in de Dapperstraat. (Not so Happy in the Dapperstraat).
Source:
Schnabel, P.; Ed.: "Veel Geluk in Nederland", Social Cultural Planning Office, 2007, The Hague, Netherlands, 106 - 113

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2006
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents:
N = 159439
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all things together in your life, how would you say things are these days?  Would you say you are ....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Geluk
Page in publication:
109
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2%,   2: 7%,   3: 25%,   4: 51%,   5: 15%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.70 6.75
SD:
0.88 2.19

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Happy with the Netherlands Current satisfaction with nation Level of education Level of school-education
Education in region
Educational level in vicinity
Household Income Household income
Economic affluence in region
Income level in vicinity
Average wealth in neighbourhood Income level in vicinity Satisfaction with place of residence Attitude to vicinity Expected happiness for the next generation Perceived happiness of others
Expected level of happiness (period unspecified)
Expected improvement\deterioration of one's nation
Attitudes to happiness of others
Attitudes to livability of local environment