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Elchardus & Smits (2007): study BE 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Elchardus, M.; Smits, W.
Title:
Het Grootste Geluk.( The Greatest Happiness).
Source:
LannooCampus, 2007, Leuven, Belgium

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Belgium, 2006
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 4487
Non Response:
53
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general? Indicate your satisfaction by giving a number between 0 and 10, where 0 means 'completely dissatisfied' and 10 'completely satisfied'. So, the more satisfied you are the higher the number.
0  completely unsatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a
Remarks:
Detail abour sampling on www.vub.ac.be/TOR
Page in publication:
69
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.7%,   2: 0.7%,   3: 1.7%,   4: 3.1%,   5: 3.1%,   6: 9.6%,   7: 10.2%,   8: 24.1%,   9: 32.3%,   10: 10.8%,   11: 3.8%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.97 6.97
SD:
1.84 1.84