Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1983): study XZ Germany West 1975

Publication
Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleThe Growing Impact of Marriage.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1983, Vol. 12, 49 - 63
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/16128
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00428860
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1975
 West-Germany was a separate nation before 1990 and became a region in reunited Germany after 1990
Collect period5
Survey nameNot available
 Eurobarometer 3
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =966
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication57
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.106.83
Standard deviation0.571.52

Scores in123
%12.066.022.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Maritall stausM02aa07Formally-married vs living-as-married
Maritall stausM02aa03Married vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Maritall stausM02aa01Married vs never married, also classified as above ↑
Maritall stausM02aa04Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Maritall stausM02aa02Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Maritall stausM02ab01bVs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Maritall stausM02ab02aVs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Maritall stausM02ab01cVs separated, also classified as above ↑
Maritall stausM02ab02bVs separated, also classified as above ↑
Maritall stausM02ab01aVs widowed, also classified as above ↑