Findings on happiness in Becker & Ester (1987): study NL 1986

Author(s)Becker, J.W.; Ester, P.
TitleRampbewustzijn in Nederland. (Beliefs about Coming Disasters in the Netherlands).
SourceSociale Wetenschappen, 1987, Vol. 30, 179 - 206
Public18-70 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1986
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability multistage area sample
Respondents N =2016
Non Response28%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Highly structured
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelSatisfaction with life in general
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Belief in ApocalypsR12ab04cBelief in apocalypse
Disaster awarenessP05afAnxious
Disaster awarenessW07ab02aApocalyptic worries, also classified as above ↑
Disaster awarenessV06ad01Perceived chance of becoming victim , also classified as above ↑
Political participationP09ab02Political participation