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Studies

VanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2013

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,2013
Survey name:
NL-Mobility Panel 2013
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 970
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 10
Page in publication:
17
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 1%,   4: 1%,   5: 2%,   6: 5%,   7: 25%,   8: 46%,   9: 18%,   10: 3%   (total 101%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.74 7.49
SD:
1.12 1.25
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-10
Page in publication:
17
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 1%,   5: 2%,   6: 7%,   7: 27%,   8: 43%,   9: 17%,   10: 2%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.70 7.44
SD:
1.03 1.14

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Classification of the 1-10 scale for happiness O-HL by O-HL
Response scale
Classification of the 1-10 scale for life satisfaction O-SL by O-SL
Response scale