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VanOotegem & Verhofstadt (2015): study BE Flanders 2011

Publication

Author(s):
VanOotegem, L.; Verhofstadt, E.
Title:
Perceived Capabilities as an Aggregated Indicatorfor Well-Being.
Source:
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2015, Vol.10, 615 - 629.

Investigation

Public:
General public, Flanders, Belgium, 2011+ 2012
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 2990
Non Response:
Assessment:

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self-report on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
10  very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 very unsatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-h
Author's label:
General satisfaction.
Remarks:
60% 7-8
Page in publication:
618
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:
7.36 7.36
SD:
1.48 1.48

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Socio-economic positions Unfit for work
Unemployed involuntary
Full-time home maker
Full-time vs part-time
Current status: retired or not
Involved in schooling or not
Current employment status
Realisation on Life domains 'goals reached' Perceived realization of life-goals Realisation on 'good health' Global health rating Realisation on 'good education' Realization of educational goals Realisation on 'sufficient income' Satisfaction with income Realisation on 'satisfying social life' Satisfaction with social participation Realisation on 'pleasant environments' Satisfaction with amenities in vinicity Realisation on 'act according to vision' Satisfaction with specific activities Realisation on 'satisfied with situation' Life compared with situation of others Realisation on 'satisfying relationship' Satisfaction with marriage Personality trait 'extravert' Extraverted Personality trait 'altruistic' Egoistic Personality trait 'conscientious' Conscientious Personality trait 'altruistic and conscientiuous' Egoistic
Conscientious
Personality trait 'worried' Current worries Personality trait 'hard to please' Liking
Self-perceived happy nature
Personality trait 'creative' Satisfaction with own creativeness
Self-perceived creativeness
Personality trait 'optimistic' or 'postive attitude' Optimistic
Positive reacting
Personality trait 'self-confident' Self-confidant Personality trait 'emotional' Emotional Personality trait 'progressive' Conservative
Preference for: left vs right wing
Personality trait 'jealous' Jealous Personality trait 'high expectations' or 'expectant' Optimistic Sexe Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Relationship Current intimate relationships Religious Religious (vs not) Scholing of mother Parents education