Findings on happiness in Lau & Kramer (2005): study DE 2002

Author(s)Lau, C.; Kramer, L.
TitleDie Relativitätstheorie des Glücks. Über das Leben von Lottomillionären. The Realtivity Theorie of Hapiness; On the Life of Lotto Millionaires.
SourceBook, 2005, 1 - 155
Public16+ aged, general public, Germany, 2002
Survey nameDE-Allensbacher Survey
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1715
Non Response2 %
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how often do you feel happy? 5 very often 4 often 3 now and then 2 seldom 1 never
Author's labelfrequency of feeling happy
Page in publication115
DKNA %2.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.761.91

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Attitude towards happinessH11ab02baperceived control people have over their happiness
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
ReligiosityR12ab01Religious (vs not)
SexG01aaSex (male vs female)