Findings on happiness in Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1976 /7

Author(s)Noelle-Neumann, E.
TitlePolitik und Glück. (Politics and Happiness).
SourceBaier, H.;Ed.: "Freiheit und Sachzwang", West Deutscher Verlag, 1977, Opladen, Germany, 208 - 262
Public16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1976
Collect periodcontinuous
 All months of the year 1976, except July
Survey nameDE-Allensbacher Survey
 Allensbacher Archiv, JFD-Umfrage 3023 to 3037
SampleNot available
 Probability samples in all the months of the year (july excepted).
Respondents N =30397
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentBehavioural observation
General remarks.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textInterviewer-rating of cheerful appearance on 8 aspects A The look is 2) open 1) evasive - impossible to say B The corners of the mouth turn 2) up 1) down - impossible to say C The posture is 2) relaxed, at ease 1) rather tense - impossible to say D The movements are 2) relaxed, at ease 1) limited, withdrawn - impossible to say E The eyes are 2) big, open 1) small, screw up - impossible to say F The elbows are kept 2) not close to the body 1) close to the body - impossible to say G The lips are more 2) broad, full 1) thin, pent up - impossible to say H All in all the subject looks 2) quite cheerful 1) not very cheerful - difficult to say Scoring: sum of aspect ratings Name: `Allensbacher Ausdruckstest'
Author's labelCheerful appearance (Fröhlich aussehen)
RemarksPercentage of ratings (cheerful or not) on the eight aspects in the test. ± 56% positive ratings (3), ± 10% fifty/fifty, ± 34% negative ratings (1)
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

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Subject description
SeasonI06aa01bMonth of the year