Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Response scale

StudyVanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2012 /2
TitleMeasuring Well-Being. An Analysis of Different Response Scales.
SourceDiscussion Paper 2014/03,, Statistics Netherlands, 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands
Public18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2012
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =7641

Correlate
Author's labelResponse scale: life satisfaction
Page in Source 9
Our classificationResponse scale
Operationalization
Answers to same question on live satisfaction: 
To what extend do you consider yourself a satisfied  
person?

Answers rated in 2 sub-samples on different response 
scales:

Sample A: 5-step verbal response scale
    -  exceptionally satisfied
    -  very satisfied
    -  satisfied
    -  fairly satisfied
    -  not that satisfied
Sample B: 11 step numerical scale
    10  completely satisfied
     :
    0   completely dissatisfied
Remarks
Samples A and B obtained by splitt-half and hence 
otherwise identical.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-dD%=83.0
% satisfied
- on scale A: score satisfied or more 83.0%
O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-aD%=93.1
% satisfied
- on scale B: score 6 or more        93.1%
              score 7 or more        85.1%
Using these cut-off points, the % satisfied is 
lower on the 5 step verbal scale.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-aSelfreport on single question:

To what extend are you satisfied with the life you currently lead?
0 completely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
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