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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
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 970
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 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:
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-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