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Studies

DeKlerk (2005): study NL 2004

Publication

Author(s):
DeKlerk, M.
Title:
Ouderen in Instellingen. (Elderly Living in Institutions).
Source:
Social Cultural Planning Office (SCP), 2005, The Hague, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Eldery living in institutions, The Netherlands, 2004
Survey name:
NL-POLS 2004
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 1158
Non Response:
33%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
13% of carehome residents and 28% of the nursing home residents were not able to respond. In these cases family members were intervieuwd by telephone and staf answered a short questionair on that resident.

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
Author's label:
een gelukkig mens
Page in publication:
22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.7%,   2: 11.5%,   3: 25%,   4: 52.7%,   5: 8.1%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.52 6.26
SD:
0.90 1.50
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:
22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 16.1%,   2: 18.7%,   3: 44.5%,   4: 17.2%,   5: 3.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.73 7.53
SD:
1.04 1.91

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Eldery living in Institutions Living in an old age home