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Studies

Bartolini et al. (2013a): study DE 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Bartolini, S.; Bilancini, E.; Sarracino, F.
Title:
Predicting the Trend of Well-Being in Germany: How much Do Comparisons, Adaptation and Sociability Matter.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2013, 114 (3) 169-191

Investigation

Public:
14+ aged, Germany, 1988 - 2007
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 59527
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general? Indicate your satisfaction by giving a number between 0 and 10, where 0 means 'completely dissatisfied' and 10 'completely satisfied'. So, the more satisfied you are the higher the number.
0  completely unsatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a
Remarks:
N=338'757
Page in publication:
6, 33, 35
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:
6.96 6.96
SD:
1.84 1.84

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Separated Vs separated Divorced Vs divorced Widowed Vs widowed Age Current age (in years) Household size Number of persons in household Number of children in household Children in the household Years of education Years schooling Living with parents at 16 Living with parents
Earlier family situation
Log of monthly household income Household income Log of reference income Relative income Log of monthly household income 3 years before Earlier income Monthly at church Participation in church Monthly at cultural events Current cultural participation Monthly at cinema, pop concerts and similar Cinema
Leisure
Culture
Monthly sport activities Sporting
Current sporting
Monthly volunteering Voluntary work, helping people
Voluntary work
Monthly at social gatherings Socializing
Current contacts
Conflicts with friends
Monthly helping friends Voluntary work, helping people
Current helping
Voluntary work
Monthly local political participation Political participation
Current organizational participation
Unemployed Unemployed involuntary Student Involved in schooling or not Non-working Out of workforce Retired Current status: retired or not Military/civil service Current involvement in military life Living in West Germany Region in Germany