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

Publication
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
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1976
Collect period3-6
Survey nameDE-Allensbacher Survey
 Allensbacher Archiv, JFD-Umfrage 3026 - 3029
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =7965
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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posture is 2) relaxed, at ease 1) rather tense - impossible to say D The movements are 2) relaxed, at ease 1) limited, withdrawn - impossible to say E The eyes are 2) big, open 1) small, screw up - impossible to say F The elbows are kept 2) not close to the body 1) close to the body -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'
ClassificationA-CA-mh-ri-v-2-a
Author's labelCheerful appearance (Fröhlich Aussehen)
RemarksMore positive ratings 70% - More negative or equal ratings 30%
Error estimatesReliability: retest after 6 months: - 78% identical ratings with same interviewer - 64% identical ratings with other interviewer Validity:
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textInterviewer-rating of cheerfulness: Altogether the respondent looks..... 2 quite cheerfull 1 not too cheerful - difficult to say Part of the 8 item Allensbacher Ausdrücktest which also involves ratings of cheerful appearance in: look, mouth, posture, movements, eyes, elbows and lips. This general rating is the last item in the test.
ClassificationA-CA-mh-ri-v-2-b
Author's labelCheerful Appearance (Fröhlich Aussehen)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
Scores in12
%24.067.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
JobprestigeO01ac01aSocial prestige of occupation