Findings on happiness in Nesterko et al. (2013): study DE 2006

Author(s)Nesterko, Y; Brähler, E.; Glaesmer, H; Grande, G
TitleLife Satisfaction and Health-Related Quality of Life in Immigrants and Native-Born Germans: The Role of Immigration-Related Factors
SourceQuality of Life Research, 22, 1005-1013
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11136-012-0239-y
Public16+ aged, general public, Germany, 2006
Survey nameDE-SOEP 2006
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =21079
 including 2791 migrants
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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication1009
RemarksOwn calculation
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Age groupA04abCurrent age (in years)
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Immigration backgroundN10aa01Earlier nationality (nation of origin)
Immigration backgroundM07aa01Ever migrated or not, also classified as above ↑
Immigration backgroundN10acForeign nationalities in nation, also classified as above ↑