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Studies

VanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2012

Publication

Author(s):
VanBeuningen, J.; Moonen, L.; VanderHouwen, K.
Title:
Measuring Well-Being. An Analysis of Different Response Scales.
Source:
Discussion Paper 2014/03,, Statistics Netherlands, 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2012
Survey name:
NL-LISS 2012
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 5556
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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 1-10
Page in publication:
13
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 1%,   5: 3%,   6: 7%,   7: 23%,   8: 37%,   9: 22%,   10: 5%   (total 98%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.82 7.57
SD:
1.16 1.29
Full text:
Self report on single question:

To what extent do you consider yourself to be a happy person?
0  completely unhappy
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely happy
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-n-11-ca
Author's label:
Happiness 0-10
Page in publication:
13
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 1%,   4: 1%,   5: 1%,   6: 4%,   7: 7%,   8: 21%,   9: 39%,   10: 21%,   11: 5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.69 7.69
SD:
1.39 1.39
Full text:
Self report on single question:

To what extent do you consider yourself to be a happy person?
0  completely unhappy
1
2
3
4
5  neither unhappy, nor happy
6
7
8
9
10 completely happy
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-n-11-cb
Author's label:
Happiness 0-5-10
Page in publication:
13
Full text:
Self report 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 1-10
Page in publication:
13
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 1%,   4: 2%,   5: 4%,   6: 7%,   7: 22%,   8: 41%,   9: 18%,   10: 4%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.65 7.38
SD:
1.29 1.43
Full text:
Self report on single question:

How satisfied are you with the life you lead at the moment?
0  completely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-aa
Author's label:
Life satisfaction 0-10
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 1%,   4: 1%,   5: 2%,   6: 4%,   7: 7%,   8: 24%,   9: 41%,   10: 15%,   11: 5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.56 7.56
SD:
1.40 1.40
Full text:
Self report on single question:

How satisfied are you with the life you lead at the moment?
0  completely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5 neither dissatisfied nor satisfied
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-ab
Author's label:
Life satisfaction 0-5-10
Page in publication:
13
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 1%,   4: 1%,   5: 2%,   6: 6%,   7: 6%,   8: 23%,   9: 38%,   10: 18%,   11: 5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.56 7.56
SD:
1.46 1.46

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Happy on different scale types O-HL by O-HL
Response scale
Life satisfaction on different scale types O-SL by O-SL
Response scale