Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1994c): study XZ Germany West 1984

Publication
Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleIs Happiness a Trait? Test of the Theory that a Better Society does not Make People any Happier.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1994, Vol. 32, 101 - 160
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/16155
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF01078732
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1984
 West-Germany was a separate nation before 1990 and became a region in reunited Germany after 1990
Survey nameNot available
 German Socio-Economical Panel, first wave, 1984
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =1569
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
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Author's labelAverage life-satisfaction
Page in publication143, 154
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.407.40
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Country of settlement vs county of originN10aa01Earlier nationality (nation of origin)
Country of settlement vs county of originM07aa01Ever migrated or not, also classified as above ↑