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Correlational findings

Study Headey & Krause (1994): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
16+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1984-1991
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 9114
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Happiness 84 / Happiness 91
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport 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 wioth 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…..0  totally unsatisfied

Assessed at T1 (1984) and T2 (1991)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.30 p < .05 T1 happiness by T2 happiness: raw correlation O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.47 p < .05 T1 happiness by T2 happiness: disattenuated r O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d = Disattenuated correlation is obtained by assuming validity coefficient of 0.8 for happiness