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VanBeuningen & Dewitt (2016): study NL 2015

Publication

Author(s):
VanBeuningen, J.; Dewitt, S.
Title:
Welzijn van Jongeren: Geluk en Tevredenheid met het Leven onder Jongeren van 12 tot 25 Jaar. (Well-Being among Youngsters: Happiness and Satisfaction with Life among younsters aged 12 - 25)
Source:
CBS Bevolkingstrends, 2016, The Hague, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
12-25 aged, general public, Netherlands, 2015.
Survey name:
NL Belevingen 2015
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 4042
Non Response:
38%
Assessment:
Multiple methods
first approached by web, non responders approached by telephone, if still no response, approached at home.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

'Taken all together, how satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? Please indicate on this scale. 10 means that you are completely satisfied and 1 means that you are completely dissatisfied.'
10  completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1   completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Remarks:
weighted scores
Page in publication:
6, 22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.22%,   2: 0.35%,   3: 0.6%,   4: 1.24%,   5: 1.9%,   6: 5.47%,   7: 20.48%,   8: 40.38%,   9: 17.64%,   10: 11.7%   (total 99.98%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.92 7.69
SD:
1.35 1.50
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

To what extent do you consider yourself as a happy person?
1  completely unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely happy
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-n-10-b
Author's label:
happiness
Remarks:
weighted scores
Page in publication:
6, 22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.22%,   2: 0.35%,   3: 0.47%,   4: 1.44%,   5: 2.19%,   6: 5.57%,   7: 20.93%,   8: 37.03%,   9: 19.31%,   10: 11.97%   (total 99.48%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.93 7.70
SD:
1.37 1.53

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding age groups Age difference among young people physical health Satisfaction with health mental health Satisfaction with own mental health migration background Ethnic status in the Netherlands appearance Satisfaction with one's appearance leisure Satisfaction with time for leisure living environment Attitudes to quality of local environment financial situation Satisfaction with financial situation friends Satisfaction with friends home Satisfaction with housing education or job Attitudes to one's occupation gender Sex (male vs female)