Findings on happiness in Noll & Zapf (1991): study DE East Germany 1990 /1

Publication
Author(s)Noll, H.H.; Zapf, W.
TitleWohlfahrtssurvey 'Ost' 1990, Machinenlesbares Codebuch (Welfare survey 'East' 1990, code book)
SourceZentral Archiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1990
 Former communist German Democratic Republic (DDR). Reunited with Germany in 1990
Collect period10-12
Survey nameDE-WohlfahrtsSurvey Ost
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
WeightingY
Respondents N =735
Non Response28,3
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you feel your life at present is.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 quite unhappy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-4-a
Page in publication18-9-200
DKNA %1.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.946.47
Standard deviation0.542.41

Scores in1234
%1.213.974.410.4

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 very unsatisfied, please tick '0'. When you are partly satisfied, tick '5', and when you are very satisfied please tick '10'. 0 very unsatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 partly satisfied 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-f
Page in publication4-18-94
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.536.53
Standard deviation2.092.09

Scores in012345678910
%1.91.21.82.95.016.913.919.323.58.05.6

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
Page in publication18-9-200
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.626.62
Standard deviation2.012.01

Scores in012345678910
%1.40.81.83.14.216.713.520.723.98.25.6