Findings on happiness in Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1977

Author(s)Neuberger, O.; Allerbeck, M.
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
SourceHans Huber Verlag, 1978, Bern, Switzerland
PublicEmployees, commercial and textile-manufacturing occupations, West-Germany, 1977
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample of employees of commercial and textile-manufacturing occupations
Respondents N =110
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksStudy reported in more detail in: Vogel, A., Die Betriebswirtschaftliche Bedeutung der Zusammen- hänge zwischen Qualität des Arbeitsplatzes, Arbeitszufriedenheit und Leistungsbereitschaft. Eine empirische Untersuchung in einem Unternehmen des Versandhandels. Unveröffentl. Diplomarbeit, München, 1977
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: When you're not only thinking of your job, but of your total present situation (house, prices, health, love, politics, neighbors, etc.), how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole? Please mark the appropriate face below. Rated on pictorial scale, consisting of seven smilies, expressing variations from very dissatisfied (a) to very satisfied (g) ( Kunin's 'Faces scale') Pictures not reproduced here). 1 unhappy face . . 4 neutral face . . 7 happy face Item in the "Arbeitsbeschreibungsbogen" (job-description questionaire).
Author's labelLife-satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgressivenessP05aaAggressive, angry
DepressivenessH13ac04aDepressive (f31-33)
NervousnessH15abCurrent psycho-somatic complaints