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Studies

Barcena Martin et al. (2013): study DE 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Barcena Martin, E.; Cortes-aguilar, A.; Moro-Egido, A.,C.
Title:
The role of Proximity and Social Comparisons on Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
ThE Papers, 2013, No. 13/10, Granada, Spain

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1994-2011
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 162167
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
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
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Page in publication:
14, 33
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.85 6.85
SD:
1.75 1.75

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Relative deprivation Relative to nation SC-Bonding Current contacts with friends SC-Bridging Current total social participation Cultural capital Risk minded
Attitudes to current life-goals
Specific concerns