Findings on happiness in Isengard & Schneider (2002): study DE 1991

Author(s)Isengard, B.; Schneider, T.
TitleDie Lebenssituation von Jugendlichen und jungen Erwachsenen in Deutschland. (The Living Conditions of Youngsters and Young Adults in Germany).
SourceStatistisches Bundesamt; Eds.: "Data Report 2002", 2002, Bonn, Germany, 541 - 550
Public17+ aged, general public, Germany, 1991,1995,1999
Survey nameNot available
 German Socio Economic Panel (GSOEP) 1991, 1995, 1999.
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =13000
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
Age groupA04ab01Young versus old
Origin of youngstersE04ab03fEthnic status in Germany
Origin of youngstersR01ab10Region in Germany, also classified as above ↑