Findings on happiness in VanBeuningen & Dewitt (2016): study NL 2015

Publication
Author(s)VanBeuningen, J.; Dewitt, S.
TitleWelzijn van Jongeren: Geluk en Tevredenheid met het Leven onder Jongeren van 12 tot 25 Jaar. (Well-Being among Youngsters: Happiness and Satisfaction with Life among younsters aged 12 - 25)
SourceCBS Bevolkingstrends, 2016, The Hague, Netherlands
URLhttp://static3.trouw.nl/static/asset/2016/welzijn_van_jongeren_16067.pdf
Investigation
Public12-25 aged, general public, Netherlands, 2015.
 teens adolescents: aged 12-17, young adults: aged: 18-25
Collect periodMarch - June 2015
Survey nameNL Belevingen 2015
SampleProbability simple random sample
WeightingY
 from population register
Respondents N =4042
Non Response38%
AssesmentMultiple methods
 first approached by web, non responders approached by telephone, if still no response, approached at home.
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
ClassificationO-SLL-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication6, 22
Remarksweighted scores
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.927.69
Standard deviation1.351.50

Scores in12345678910
%0.20.40.61.21.95.520.540.417.611.7

Full textSelfreport on single question: To what extent do you consider yourself as a happy person? 1 completely unhappy 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely happy
ClassificationO-HP-u-sq-n-10-b
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication6, 22
Remarksweighted scores
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.937.70
Standard deviation1.371.53

Scores in12345678910
%0.20.40.51.42.25.620.937.019.312.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
age groupsA04ab02Age difference among young people
appearanceA07adSatisfaction with one's appearance
education or jobO01adAttitudes to one's occupation
financial situationI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
friendsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
genderG01aaSex (male vs female)
homeH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
leisureL03ad03aSatisfaction with time for leisure
living environmentL13ac03Attitudes to quality of local environment
mental healthH13ae02Satisfaction with own mental health
migration backgroundE04ab03lEthnic status in the Netherlands
physical healthH14af04Satisfaction with health