Findings on happiness in Asendorpf (2008): study 2000

Author(s)Asendorpf, J.B.
TitleLiving Apart Together: Eine eigenstšndige Lebensform? (LAT: A Independent Way of Life?)
SourceWorking Paper 78, SOEP, 2008, Berlin, Germany
Public18+ aged, Germany, followed 6 years, 2000-2006
Collect periodT1: 2000 T2: 2006
Last assesment2006
Last collect period2006
Survey nameDE-SOEP 2006
 GSOEP waves 9-23
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =13541
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied." 10 totally satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 totally unsatisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Change in living situationH20aaHousehold-composition career
Change in living situationM01abRecent change in marital status, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Living situationH20abCurrent household-composition
Living situationM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑