Findings on happiness in Boelhouwer (2007a): study NL 2004

Author(s)Boelhouwer, J.
TitleWaarom zijn Drenthenaren Gelukkiger dan Hollanders? ( Why Happier in Drenthe than in Holland?)
SourceSchnabel, P.; Ed.: "Veel Geluk in 2007", Social Cultural Planning Office, 2007, The Hague, Netherlands, 141 - 146
Public16+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2004
Survey nameNL-CV 2006
 Culturele Verandering, 21 minuten (internet), SCP 2004.
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =2300
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelGeluk
Page in publication144
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.421.58

Scores in12345678910

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