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Studies

VanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2012 /2

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-SocialCohesionSurvey2012
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 7641
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  not very happy
1  unhappy
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Happiness-5
Remarks:
Reversed scale.
Skewness: -0.97, Kurtosis: +2.32
Page in publication:
7
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.6%,   2: 3.4%,   3: 12.7%,   4: 65.8%,   5: 17.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.96 7.41
SD:
0.70 1.75
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

On a scale of 0 to 10 I consider myself...
0  not a very happy person
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 a very happy person
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Happiness-11
Remarks:
Skewness: -1.45, Kurtosis  +5.52
Page in publication:
7
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.3%,   2: 0.2%,   3: 0.2%,   4: 0.6%,   5: 0.8%,   6: 3.3%,   7: 5.7%,   8: 23.3%,   9: 43.5%,   10: 16.1%,   11: 6.2%   (total 100.2%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.73 7.73
SD:
1.31 1.31
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:
Satisfaction-5
Remarks:
Skewness: -0.38, Kurtosis:  +0.16
Page in publication:
7
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.9%,   2: 11.1%,   3: 44.6%,   4: 31.2%,   5: 7.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.23 5.57
SD:
0.95 2.37
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

To what extend are you satisfied with the life you currently lead?
0  completely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction-11
Remarks:
Skewness: -1.41, Kurtosis:  +4.56
Page in publication:
7
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.3%,   2: 0.3%,   3: 0.3%,   4: 0.9%,   5: 1%,   6: 4.1%,   7: 8%,   8: 24.8%,   9: 39.4%,   10: 15.1%,   11: 5.7%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.59 7.59
SD:
1.41 1.41

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Response scale: happiness O-HL by O-HL
Response scale
Response scale: life satisfaction O-SL by O-SL
Response scale
Family contacts and different scales Current contacts
Response scale
Friends contacts and different scales. Current friendship network
Response scale
Neighbours contacts and different scales UNCLASSIFIED
Response scale
Self-reported health status and different scales Self-perceived health
Response scale