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Saris et al. (1996): study NL 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, Netherlands, 1991
Survey name:
IRMCS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1599
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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: 0.2%,   2: 0.1%,   3: 0.1%,   4: 0.3%,   5: 0.1%,   6: 2.5%,   7: 2.6%,   8: 12.8%,   9: 41.7%,   10: 22.3%,   11: 17.4%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.27 8.27
SD:
1.27 1.27
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: 3.1%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0.7%,   5: 1.9%,   6: 3.3%,   7: 10.7%,   8: 36.8%,   9: 28.4%,   10: 15.5%,   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 100.4%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.12 7.91
SD:
1.71 1.90
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general?
5  completely satisfied
4  satisfied
3  unsatisfied nor satisfied
2  unsatisfied
1  completely unsatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-c
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.4%,   2: 0.9%,   3: 9.9%,   4: 73.7%,   5: 15.1%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.02 7.40
SD:
0.57 1.20