(shortened) Sense of Coherence

Single Wave Study

General Information

(shortened) Sense of Coherence
The proposed questions are the 13 items from the 13-item (shortened) Sense of Coherence scale (Antonovsky, 1987). These questions cover the three dimensions of the Sense of Coherence, posing questions on meaningfulness, comprehensibility and manageability.
Longitudinal Type
Single Wave Study
Begin date
End date
Slootjes, J.
© 2014 CentERdata
Funding Organization
CentERdata/MESS Project
Cross-Cultural Psychology at Tilburg University
Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Datasets and documentation

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Codebook in English
Codebook in Dutch

Data Files

English SPSS file
English STATA file


Variable name Variable Label Variable Type
nomem_encrNumber of the household member encryptedpreloaded
kr14a_mYear and month of the field work periodconstructed
kr14a001How often do you have the feeling that you don’t really care about what goes on around you?directly measured
kr14a002How often has it happened to you in the past that you were surprised by the behavior of people who you thought you knew well?directly measured
kr14a003How often has it happened that people who you counted on disappointed you?directly measured
kr14a004How do you think you are going to feel about things you will do in the future?directly measured
kr14a005How often do you have the feeling that you are treated unfairly?directly measured
kr14a006How often do you have the feeling that you are in an unfamiliar situation and don’t know what to do?directly measured
kr14a007How do you feel about the things you do every day?directly measured
kr14a008How often does it happen to you that you don’t quite understand your own feelings and ideas?directly measured
kr14a009How often does it happen that you have feelings inside that you would rather not feel?directly measured
kr14a010Many people – even those with a strong character – sometimes feel like losers in certain situations. How often have you felt this way in the past?directly measured
kr14a011How often does it happen that you have the feeling that you don’t know exactly what’s about to happen?directly measured
kr14a012How often do you have the feeling that there is little meaning in the things you do in your daily life?directly measured
kr14a013How often do you have feelings that you’re not sure you can keep under control?directly measured


Questionnaire: (shortened) Sense of Coherence

The questionnaire was administered in Dutch.

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Response Information

Response Overview
Selected number of household members: 1,257 (100%)
Non-response: 0 (0%)
Response: 1,257 (100%)
Complete: 1,257 (100%)
Incomplete: 0  (0%)
Collection Events
05-05-2014 to 27-05-2014
panel members who completed wave 2 of the LISS-I personality questionnaire
Collection Mode
internet survey
Fieldwork Note
A reminder was sent twice to non-respondents.


Family characteristics and entrepreneurship among immigrants in the Netherlands Master thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics; Grigorian, A.A.