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Saris et al. (1996): study BE 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Saris, W.E.; Bunting, B.; Scherpenzeel, A.C.; Veenhoven, R.
Title:
A Comparative Study of Satisfaction with Life in Europe.
Source:
Eötvös University Press, 1996, Budapest, Hungary

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1991
Survey name:
IRMCS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1439
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life?
5  very satisfied
4  somewhat satisfied
3  satisfied
2  somewhat unsatisfied
1  not satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-c
Remarks:
Data collected in Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia. Scores above are computed from these separate data using their ratios to the total Belgian population
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.18%,   2: 2.07%,   3: 8.71%,   4: 57.21%,   5: 28.15%   (total 96.32%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.15 8.29
SD:
0.68 1.40
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

'Altogether and considering all things which are important to you, and using  scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means that your life is going very badly and 10 that your life is going very well, how would you say things are going currently?"
0  completely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLC-c-sq-n-11-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.27%,   2: 0.03%,   3: 0.19%,   4: 0.77%,   5: 1.16%,   6: 4.13%,   7: 5.88%,   8: 14.96%,   9: 33.33%,   10: 20.66%,   11: 18.59%   (total 99.97%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.07 8.07
SD:
1.53 1.53
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 100, the '0' means 'completely unsatisfied' and '100' means 'completely satisfied'. So, the more satisfied you are, the higher the number."
0    completely unsatisfied
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-101-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.64%,   2: 0.21%,   3: 0.56%,   4: 0.85%,   5: 6.19%,   6: 5.83%,   7: 12.86%,   8: 32.94%,   9: 19.81%,   10: 20.55%,   11: 0%,   12: 0%,   13: 0%,   14: 0%,   15: 0%,   16: 0%,   17: 0%,   18: 0%,   19: 0%,   20: 0%,   21: 0%,   22: 0%,   23: 0%,   24: 0%,   25: 0%,   26: 0%,   27: 0%,   28: 0%,   29: 0%,   30: 0%,   31: 0%,   32: 0%,   33: 0%,   34: 0%,   35: 0%,   36: 0%,   37: 0%,   38: 0%,   39: 0%,   40: 0%,   41: 0%,   42: 0%,   43: 0%,   44: 0%,   45: 0%,   46: 0%,   47: 0%,   48: 0%,   49: 0%,   50: 0%,   51: 0%,   52: 0%,   53: 0%,   54: 0%,   55: 0%,   56: 0%,   57: 0%,   58: 0%,   59: 0%,   60: 0%,   61: 0%,   62: 0%,   63: 0%,   64: 0%,   65: 0%,   66: 0%,   67: 0%,   68: 0%,   69: 0%,   70: 0%,   71: 0%,   72: 0%,   73: 0%,   74: 0%,   75: 0%,   76: 0%,   77: 0%,   78: 0%,   79: 0%,   80: 0%,   81: 0%,   82: 0%,   83: 0%,   84: 0%,   85: 0%,   86: 0%,   87: 0%,   88: 0%,   89: 0%,   90: 0%,   91: 0%,   92: 0%,   93: 0%,   94: 0%,   95: 0%,   96: 0%,   97: 0%,   98: 0%,   99: 0%,   100: 0%,   101: 0%   (total 100.44%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.06 7.84
SD:
1.61 1.79