Findings on happiness in Weick (1997): study DE 1995

Publication
Author(s)Weick, S.
TitleLebensbedingungen und Bewertungen. (Living Conditions and Evaluations).
SourceStatistisches Bundesamt;Ed.: "Datenreport 1997", Verlag Bonn Aktuell, 1997, Germany, 468 - 480
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/weick_s_1997.pdf
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1995
Survey nameNot available
 SOEP 1995.
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =2000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
East and West GermanyR01ab10Region in Germany
Household compositionH20abCurrent household-composition
Household compositionC03abCurrent parental status, also classified as above ↑
Household compositionM02ab03Divorced or separated, also classified as above ↑
Household compositionH20ab01Living alone or not, also classified as above ↑
Household compositionH20ab02Living with children, also classified as above ↑
Household compositionM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑
Household compositionF01ab02Number of parents (broken home), also classified as above ↑
Household compositionM02adRemarried, also classified as above ↑
Household compositionM02ab02Widowed, also classified as above ↑