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Studies

Schmeets (2001): study NL 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Schmeets, H.
Title:
Jong en Gelukkig. (Young and Happy).
Source:
Index, 2001, April nr. 4, 8 - 9

Investigation

Public:
12+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1997-1999
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 4000
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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
Author's label:
Satisfaction with own life
Remarks:
1997: M=3,31, SD=0,89, 1998: M= 3,41, SD=0,90, 1999: M=3,34, SD=0,85
Page in publication:
9
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.35
SD:
0.88
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How happy or unhappy do you think you are.....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  moderately happy
2  fairly unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Happy with own life

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Change in Satisfaction Trend in general public