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Studies

TerBogt et al. (2003): study NL 2001

Publication

Author(s):
TerBogt, T.; VanDorsselaer, S.; Vollebergh, W.A.
Title:
Psychische Gezondheid, Risicogedrag en Welbevinden van Nederlandse Scholieren. ( Psychlogical Health, Risk Behavior and Well-Being of Dutch Adolescents).
Source:
Research Report Trimbos Institute, University of Utrecht, 2003, Utrecht, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
11-15 aged schoolchildren, the Netherlands, 2001
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 7556
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class In addition to the HBSC questionnaire, the Youth self report was added: a list to register problem behaviour among children. In the version of the primary schools no questions were asked about sexuality and use of cannabis. An instruction was added for the teacher and an absence list.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the  bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?   
[  10  ]  best possible life
[    9  ]
[    8  ]
[    7  ]
[    6  ]
[    5  ]
[    4  ]
[    3  ]
[    2  ]
[    1  ]
[    0  ]  worst possible life
                          
                                                                                
Preceded by 1)  open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and  where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Welbevinden (Well-being)
Page in publication:
36,44
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.3%,   2: 0.2%,   3: 0.4%,   4: 0.8%,   5: 1.2%,   6: 3.1%,   7: 5.7%,   8: 16.3%,   9: 27.7%,   10: 24.5%,   11: 19.9%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.12 8.12
SD:
1.59 1.59

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) School type School-type School level School-type Allochtone Ethnic status in the Netherlands Psychosomatic complaints Current psycho-somatic complaints Body Image Evaluation of aspects of self
Weight
Self perceived health Self-perceived health