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Correlational findings

Study Schimmack & Lucas (2007): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
Couples, followed 21 years, West-Germany 1984-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1728
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Yearly, with both spouses separately

Correlate

Authors's label
stability of happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days?
10 totally satisfied
.
.
0  totally unsatisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.96 Average correlation with next year (e.g T1 by T2, T2 by T3, etc…) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.53 T1 by T21 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d =