Findings on happiness in Gehmacher (1992b): study AT 1989

Publication
Author(s)Gehmacher, E.
TitleCoping, Happiness and Ideology. Some Suggestions for the Application of Happiness Research in Politicological Research.
SourcePaper Presented at the International Conference "Towards the Good Society: Applying the Social Sciences", 1992, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1989
Survey nameNot available
 Kulturstudie 1989
SampleNot available
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Respondents N =2000
Non Response?
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking your life as a whole now, are you.....? 5 very happy 4 quite happy 3 more happy than unhappy 2 more unhappy than happy 1 quite unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-5-d
Author's labelHappiness
Remarksvery happy or quite happy: 63%
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking your life as a whole, are you .......? 5 very satisfied 4 quite satisfied 3 more satisfied than discontented 2 more discontented than satisfied 1 quite dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d
Author's labelLife-satisfaction
Remarksvery satisfied or quite satisfied: 68%
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel yourself at the time being? Is your present wellbeing.....? 5 very high 4 high 3 moderate 2 rather low 1 low
ClassificationM-FH-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelHedonic level
RemarksAs an indicator the number of respondents (or a percentage), scoring in the two 'most happy' categories are used. very high or high 58%
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on 3 questions: A When you consider your present life as-a-whole, would you say you are....? 5 very happy 4 fairly happy 3 rather happy than unhappy 2 rather unhappy than happy 1 very unhappy - DK/NA B When you consider your present life as-a-whole, would you say you are.....? 5 very satisfied 4 fairly satisfied 3 rather satisfied than dissatisfied 2 rather dissatisfied than satisfied 1 fairly dissatisfied - DK/NA C How do you feel right now? Is your well-being.....? 5 very high 4 high 3 moderate 2 rather low 1 very low - DK/NA Summation: The summed scores were divided in three strata: low, medium and high quality of life
ClassificationO-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a
Author's labelContentment
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Amateur cultureC14ab02Active participation
Community sizeL13ab02Community size
Culture attendanceC14ab01Passive participation
Educational statusE01ab02Level of school-education
HappinessH07aa04aO-HL by M-AO
Household incomeI01ab03Household income
Life-satisfactionH07aa01bO-HL by O-SL
Life-satisfactionH07aa04fO-SL by M-AO, also classified as above ↑