Findings on happiness in Wilcke et al. (2007): study NL 2005

Publication
Author(s)Wilcke, E.; Ruysenaars, W.; VanDerLinden, C.; Verheggen, P.P.
TitleHet Geluk van Werkend Nederland 2007. (The Happiness of Working People in the Netherlands in 2007).
SourceProjectpaper K0338, Motivaction i.o.o. Randstad (Temp Agency), 2007, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Investigation
PublicWorking people, the Netherlands, 2005
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleSemi-probability sample
 Partly Motivaction internet panel Partly Randstad personal files Post-stratified for age, education, area and 'mentality environment'.
Respondents N =1000
 Not reported, estimate
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder (10) represents the best possible life for you and the bottom (1) represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel personally stand at the present time? [ 10 ] best possible life for you [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] worst possible life for you Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (adapted version)
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-10-b
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.10
Standard deviation