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Studies

Peretti & Wilson (1975): study NL 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Peretti, P.O.; Wilson, C.
Title:
Voluntary and Involuntary Retirement of Aged Males and Their Effect on Emotional Satisfaction, Usefulness, Self-Image, Emotional Stability and Interpersonal Relationships.
Source:
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1975, Vol. 6, 38 - 51

Investigation

Public:
12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2006
Survey name:
NL-POLS 2006
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 8191
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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.4%,   2: 2.3%,   3: 8.3%,   4: 68.6%,   5: 20.4%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.06 7.47
SD:
0.64 1.24