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VanderMeer & Wielers (2013): study ZZ Europe 2004

Publication

Author(s):
VanderMeer, P.H.; Wielers, R.
Title:
What Makes Workers Happy?
Source:
Applied Economics, 2013, Vol. 45, 357 - 368

Investigation

Public:
Working people, 20 European countries, 2004.
Survey name:
EU-ESS 2: 2004
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 11986
Non Response:
Not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?
0  extremely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely satisfied
-    don't know
-   no answer
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd
Author's label:
satisfaction
Page in publication:
361
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.51
SD:
1.70
Full text:
Selfreport on 2 questions:

A. Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are?
10    extremely happy                                                                      
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0     extremely unhappy

B. All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays.?
10   extremely satisfied                                                                
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0   extermely dissatisfied   

Summation:  (A+B)/2
Classification:
O-Sum---mq-n-11-b
Author's label:
Happyfaction
Remarks:
This measure is called happyfaction, is the average of satisfaction and happiness.
Page in publication:
361
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.36
SD:
1.69
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are?
0  extremely unhappy
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely happy
-    don't know
-    no answer
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
happiness
Page in publication:
363
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.21
SD:
1.95

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding ln(workhours) Hours work ln(income) Current income level (unspecified) Missing income Non response, refusal Subjective income Attitudes to own income Autonomy Self-direction at work Work pressure Time-pressure at work Development Opportunity for personal development Irregular hours Irregular work hours Supervisor Supervisory tasks Temporary job Tenure (vs flex contracts) Firmsize Size of work organization Number of colleagues UNCLASSIFIED turn down job Current satisfaction with work Similar job elsewhere Security of job Time to work Work hours Health Self-perceived health Marital situation Married vs never married Child present Children in the household Education Current education Age Current age (in years) Trust Trust in people Equality Egalitarianism Easily replaced in job Perceived chances for employment