Findings on happiness in VanOotegem & Verhofstadt (2015): study BE Flanders 2011

Publication
Author(s)VanOotegem, L.; Verhofstadt, E.
TitlePerceived Capabilities as an Aggregated Indicatorfor Well-Being.
SourceApplied Research in Quality of Life, 2015, Vol.10, 615 - 629.
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11482-014-9343-1/fulltext.html
DOIdoi: 10.1007/s11482-014-9343-1
Investigation
PublicGeneral public, Flanders, Belgium, 2011+ 2012
Last assesment2012
Survey nameNot available
 Levensomstandigheden in Vlaanderen Onderzocht (LEVO), pooled samples 2011 and 2012
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
WeightingY
 Slight over-representatiion of higher educated people.
Respondents N =2990
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentNot available
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf-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
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-11-h
Author's labelGeneral satisfaction.
Page in publication618
Remarks60% 7-8
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.367.36
Standard deviation1.481.48


Correlational findings

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