Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Current age (in years)

StudyDeJonge et al. (2009): study NL 2006
TitleLiving a Happy, Healthy and Satisfying Life.
SourceStatisics Netherlands, 2009, Netherlands
URLHTTP://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/63/3/43705841.pdf
Public12+ aged, The Netherlands, 2006-2009
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =23000

Correlate
Author's labelAge
Page in Source 1 + 6
Our classificationCurrent age (in years)
Operationalization
1. 12-24
2. 25-44
3. 45-64
4. 65-plus
Remarks
Respondents who answered positively to the question of 
happiness and satisfaction with life

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aD%=-
% happy, ALL
1. 93.4 %
2. 90.4 %
3. 87.1 %
4. 84.6 %
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aD%=-
% happy, WOMEN
1. 93.2
2. 90.7
3. 85.7
d. 82.2
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aD%=-
% happy, MEN
1. 93.5
2. 90.1
3. 88.4
4. 87.8
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-dD%=-
% happy ALL
1. 93.2
2. 87.7
3. 86.4
d. 87.1
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-dD%=-
W% happy, WOMEN
1. 92.3
2. 87.6
3. 85.5
4. 86.4
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-dD%=-
% happy, MENMen
1. 94.1
2. 87.7
3. 87.3
4. 88.1


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aSelfreport on single question

To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....?
5 very happy
4 happy
3 neither happy nor unhappy
2 not very happy
1 unhappy
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-dSelfreport 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


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
D%DIFFERENCE in PERCENTAGES
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate level: dichotomous, but nominal or ordinal theoretically possible as well. Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: [-100; +100]

Meaning: the difference of the percentages happy people at two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl