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Studies

Wingen et al. (2012): study NL 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Wingen, M.; Arts, K.; DeJonge, T.
Title:
De Invloed van Emotionele Gebeurtenissen op Geluk en Tevredenheid. (The Impact of Emotional Events on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life).
Source:
Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), Serie Bevolkingstrends, 2012, The Hague, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged, The Netherlands, 1998-2009
Survey name:
NL-POLS 1997-2009
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 240000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
Geluk (happiness)
Full text:
Self report 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:
Tevredenheid (Life Satisfaction)

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change in marital status Recent entering of marriage
Recent divorce/separation
Recent widowhood
Change in employment status Change in employment
Change in source of income
Deterioration of health, falling ill
Retirement: stopped working
Became unemployed
Becamet (re)employed