Findings on happiness in Borg & Wächterhshäuser (1990): study XZ Germany West 1988

Publication
Author(s)Borg, I.; Wächterhshäuser, S.
TitleZur Eukolos-Dyskolos Dimension: Kontrollüberzeugungen und Zufriedenheit. (Satisfaction and Controlbelief).
SourceArchiv für Psychologie, 1990, Vol. 142, 49 - 58
Investigation
PublicStudents and professionals, town Germany, 1988
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 50 university students, 125 A-level students, 125 professionals (management, nurses, secretaries, bank-emplyees, teachers, engineers)
Respondents N =264
 53% male, 47%female; age 18-20: 51%, 21-25: 17%, 26-30: 14%, over 30 18%; single 31%, married/with partner 66%, divorced 3%; university students 31%, A-level students 44%, professionals 40%
Non Response15%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: '......on general estimate of life-satisfaction...' (full text not reported) 0 entirely dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 fully satisfied
ClassificationO-SL?-?-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelSpontaneous and global life satisfcation
Page in publication53
RemarksThe same question had to be answered before (=spontaneous) and after (=global) the questionnaire on life satisfaction with 19 aspects of life had been filled out.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Internal or external locus-of-control beliefP05boInner locus of control