Findings on happiness in Bartolini et al. (2013a): study DE 1988

Publication
Author(s)Bartolini, S.; Bilancini, E.; Sarracino, F.
TitlePredicting the Trend of Well-Being in Germany: How much Do Comparisons, Adaptation and Sociability Matter.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2013, 114 (3) 169-191
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11205-012-0142-5#page-1
Investigation
Public14+ aged, Germany, 1988 - 2007
 German nationality
Collect period1988-2007
Last assesment2007
Survey nameDE-SOEP
 GSOEP
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =59527
 person-year observations
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your life in general? Indicate your satisfaction by giving a number between 0 and 10, where 0 means 'completely dissatisfied' and 10 'completely satisfied'. So, the more satisfied you are the higher the number. 0 completely unsatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a
Page in publication6, 33, 35
RemarksN=338'757
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.966.96
Standard deviation1.841.84


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
DivorcedM02ab01bVs divorced
Household sizeH20ab03Number of persons in household
Living in West GermanyR01ab10Region in Germany
Living with parents at 16F01aa01Earlier family situation
Living with parents at 16H20ab06Living with parents, also classified as above ↑
Log of monthly household incomeI01ab03Household income
Log of monthly household income 3 years beforeI01aa01Earlier income
Log of reference incomeI01aeRelative income
MarriedM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Military/civil serviceM12abCurrent involvement in military life
Monthly at churchR10ad02Participation in church
Monthly at churchA02acSpecific activities, also classified as above ↑
Monthly at cinema, pop concerts and similarL03ac02abCinema
Monthly at cinema, pop concerts and similarL03ac02aCulture, also classified as above ↑
Monthly at cinema, pop concerts and similarA02ac05Leisure, also classified as above ↑
Monthly at cultural eventsC14abCurrent cultural participation
Monthly at cultural eventsA02acSpecific activities, also classified as above ↑
Monthly at social gatheringsF06afConflicts with friends
Monthly at social gatheringsS06abCurrent contacts, also classified as above ↑
Monthly at social gatheringsA02ac10Socializing, also classified as above ↑
Monthly helping friendsH18abCurrent helping
Monthly helping friendsS07ab03Voluntary work, also classified as above ↑
Monthly helping friendsA02ac15cVoluntary work, helping people, also classified as above ↑
Monthly local political participationS07abCurrent organizational participation
Monthly local political participationP09ab02Political participation , also classified as above ↑
Monthly local political participationA02acSpecific activities, also classified as above ↑
Monthly sport activitiesS12abCurrent sporting
Monthly sport activitiesA02ac12Sporting, also classified as above ↑
Monthly volunteeringS07ab03Voluntary work
Monthly volunteeringA02ac15cVoluntary work, helping people, also classified as above ↑
Non-workingE02aa02afOut of workforce
Number of children in householdC03ab02Children in the household
RetiredR12abCurrent status: retired or not
SeparatedM02ab01cVs separated
StudentS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not
UnemployedE02ab03Unemployed involuntary
WidowedM02ab01aVs widowed
Years of educationE01ab01Years schooling