Correlational finding on Happiness and Vs widowed
Subject code: M02ab01a

StudyWeick (1994a): study DE 1993
TitleFamilie. (Family).
SourceStatistisches Bundesamt;Eds.: "Datenreport 1994", Bundeszentrale für politische Bilding, 1994, Germany, 508 - 520
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/weick_s_1994A.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1993
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response?
Respondents N =2000

Correlate
Author's labelFamily and household forms
Page in Source 513
Our classificationVs widowed, code M02ab01a
Operationalization
1. Living alone
   a single
   b divorced
   c widowed
2. Living together
   a with partner, no children
   b with partner and children
   c with others (communal)
   d other family household

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-fDM=
Living alone                    West     East
a single                        7,7       7,1*
b divorced                      7,0       4,6*
c widowed                       7,6       6,6
Living together
a. with partner, no child       8,0       7,0
b. with partner and children    8,0       7,1
c. with others                  8,0       6,9
a with partner, no children     7,9       6,4
b with partner and children     -         6,9
c with others (communal)        8,0        -
d other family houhold          8,0       6,9

* N<20


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-fSelfreport 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 very unsatisfied, please tick '0'. When you are partly satisfied, tick '5', and when you are very satisfied please tick '10'.
0 very unsatisfied
1
2
3
4
5 partly satisfied
6
7
8
9
10 very satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl