World Database of Happiness , collection Happiness in Nations

Distributional findings on happines in Germany, region: East Germany

Area of the former nation German Democratic Republic (DD). Studies of the year 1990 and later on. Studies earlier than 1990 are not available.

Measure type: 111C   4-step verbal Happiness

Taking all things together, would you say you are?:
- very happy
- quite happy
- not very happy
- not at all happy
very = 4 ......not at all = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 4
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a19902.940.546.472.41
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a19902.960.586.881.67
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a19902.96  6.50 
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f19912.810.625.981.72
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-e19912.940.58   
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a19932.990.516.672.26
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a19972.910.696.682.00
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a19983.030.576.782.30
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-ga19992.850.536.181.78
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a20062.930.716.742.04
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a20062.960.666.831.90
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f20072.910.626.241.72
Average2.930.606.541.98

 

Measure type: 111F   7-step verbal Happiness

Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as
- very unhappy
- unhappy
- mixed
- happy
- very happy
very happy = 7 .... very unhappy = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 7
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-a20025.020.926.831.78
Average5.020.926.831.78

 

Measure type: 113   3-step verbal Happy Right-Wrong

When somebody would say "this person is very happy", is he right or wrong?
- correct
- 50-50
- incorrect
- difficult to say
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 3
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-HP-u-sq-v-3-b19911.910.62   
O-HP-u-sq-v-3-b19922.050.65   
Average1.980.63   

 

Measure type: 121C   4-step verbal LifeSatisfaction

How satisfied are you with the life you lead?
- very satisfied
- fairly satisfied
- not very satisfied
- not at all satisfied
very = 4 ....... not at all = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 4
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19902.850.626.091.71
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19902.880.626.171.71
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19912.880.566.171.56
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19912.640.695.511.87
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19912.790.675.931.82
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19922.790.675.931.83
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19922.780.635.901.71
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19932.740.695.781.88
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19932.820.646.011.75
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19942.750.685.821.85
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19942.850.646.091.76
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19952.800.695.951.89
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19962.780.695.891.89
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19972.640.685.511.84
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19982.610.725.441.95
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19992.810.665.981.80
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20002.780.675.911.83
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20002.630.705.491.90
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20012.760.725.851.97
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20012.810.685.981.85
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20022.760.715.851.93
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20022.690.665.651.79
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20032.590.765.392.05
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20042.830.666.041.82
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20052.800.715.961.93
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20062.780.725.911.94
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20062.750.755.832.05
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20072.760.765.862.07
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20072.880.656.181.78
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20082.740.765.802.06
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20082.750.685.821.85
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20092.840.746.082.02
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20092.880.726.181.98
Average2.770.695.881.87

 

Measure type: 121D   5-step verbal LifeSatisfaction

Overall, how satisfied are you with your present life?
- very satisfied
- fairly satisfied
- neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
- fairly dissatisfied
- very dissatisfied
very satisfied = 5 ..... very dissatisfied = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 5
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-na19903.120.785.702.10
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-na19913.200.785.902.12
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-na19923.360.786.362.14
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-na19933.470.816.642.15
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-na19963.500.816.782.17
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-h19963.330.815.741.47
Average3.330.806.192.03

 

Measure type: 121E   6-step verbal Lifesatisfaction

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life in general?
1 very dissatisfied
2 dissatisfied
3 somewhat dissatisfied
4 somewhat satisfied
5 satisfied
6 very satisfied
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 6
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLW-c-sq-v-6-a19934.161.006.322.01
Average4.161.006.322.01

 

Measure type: 121F   7-step verbal LifeSatisfaction

Taking all together, how satisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole these days?
- completely satisfied
- very satisfied
- satisfied
- satisfied nor unsatisfied
- unsatisfied
- very unsatisfied
- completely dissatisfied
completely satisfied = 7 ... completely diss = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 7
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-b19915.091.366.812.26
Average5.091.366.812.26

 

Measure type: 122F   10-step numeral LifeSatisfaction

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now?
10 satisfied
.
. .
1 dissatisfied
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 10
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa19906.721.966.362.18
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa19976.641.946.262.16
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a19997.532.037.262.26
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a20056.882.016.532.23
Average6.941.996.602.21

 

Measure type: 122G   11-step numeral LifeSatisfaction

All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
10 very satisfied
.
.
0 not satisfied
Details Measure code Year On original range
0 - 10
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19906.622.016.622.01
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19906.622.016.62 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-f19906.532.096.532.09
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19916.00  6.00 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19926.10  6.10 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19926.391.836.391.83
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19936.891.816.891.81
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19936.20  6.20 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19946.90  6.90 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19946.20  6.20 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19956.20  6.20 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19956.40  6.40 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19966.40  6.40 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19977.082.047.082.04
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19976.30  6.30 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19986.50  6.50 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19987.271.707.271.70
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d19996.50  6.50 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d20006.60  6.60 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d20066.30  6.30 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d20076.40     
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d20096.50  6.50 
Average6.501.936.501.91

 

Measure type: 222   10-item Affect Balance Scale (Bradburn)

During the past few weeks did you ever feel (yes/no)
- particularly excited or interested in something?
- so restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
- proud because someone complimented you on something you had done?
- very lonely or remote from other people?
- pleased about having accomplished something?
- bored?
- on top of the world?
- depressed?
- that things were going your way?
- upset because someone criticized you?
Details Measure code Year On original range
-5 - 5
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a19901.251.906.25 
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a19900.94  5.94 
Average1.101.906.10 

 

Cite as: R. Veenhoven, Distributional findings on Happiness in Germany (DE), region East Germany, World Database of Happiness, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Viewed on 2017-11-25 at http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl .