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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:
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 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:
Selfreport 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:
Selfreport 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:
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 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:
Selfreport 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:
Selfreport 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