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Correlational findings

Study Ehrhardt et al. (2000): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
18+ aged general public West-Germany, followed 10 years, 1984-1994
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5483
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
stabillity of life satisfaction over time
Our Classification
Operationalization
Happiness assessed at
T1: 1984
T2: 1985
T3: 1986
T4: 1987
T5:1988
T6:1989
T7: 1990
T8: 1991
T9: 1992
T10: 1993
T11:1994

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.45 T1 happiness by T2 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.38 T1 happiness by T3 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.36 T1 happiness by T4 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.34 T1 happiness by T5 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.32 T1 happiness by T6 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.34 T1 happiness by T7 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.32 T1 happiness by T8 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.31 T1 happiness by T9 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.28 T1 happiness by T10 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.29 T1 happiness by T11 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.44 Average over all years
- young >35:    r = +.44
- Middle 35-54: r = +.50
- Old >55:      r = +.53