Findings on happiness in Schilling (2006): study XZ Germany West 1984

Author(s)Schilling, O.
TitleDevelopment of Life Satisfaction in Old Age: Another View on the "Paradox".
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 75, 241 - 271
Public16+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1984
Survey nameDE-SOEP 1984
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =9039
Non Response40,9
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksDKNA; reported: <1
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
Page in publication250
RemarksDKNA; reported: <1
DKNA %0.5
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.092.09