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Correlational findings

Study Headey (2008): study DE 1990

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Germany, 1990-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3553
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Past life-satisfaction at T1
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 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

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = -.57 p < .001 T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness by T1 LEVEL of happiness

Beta controlled for
-average priority at T 1,2,3 for life-goals
-gender
-age
-extraversion
-neuroticism
-internal locus of control
-partner in 2004
-years of education
-disposable income
-health disability