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Studies

Tammes (2007): study NL 1979

Publication

Author(s):
Tammes, P.
Title:
Komt Geluk met de Jaren? ( Does Happiness Rise with Age?)
Source:
Schnabel, P.; Ed.: "Veel Geluk in Nederland", Social Planning Office, 2007, The Hague, Netherlands, 81 - 88

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2007
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 21929
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
CAPI since 1998

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:
Contentment with life
Page in publication:
81
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.5%,   2: 11.8%,   3: 42.7%,   4: 30.1%,   5: 9.9%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.27 8.34
SD:
0.98 1.42

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Leeftijd Current age (in years) Having a job Current employment status Age cohorts Trend in general public Gender Sex (male vs female)