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Studies

Diener & Diener (1995): study DE 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Diener, E.; Diener, M.
Title:
Cross-Cultural Correlates of Life Satisfaction and Self-Esteem.
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1995, Vol. 68, 653 - 663

Investigation

Public:
University students, Germany, 1991
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 540
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Indicate the feeling you have now, generally speaking, how do you feel about your life...?
1  terrible
2  unhappy
3  mostly dissatisfied
4  mixed (about equally satisfied and dissatisfied)
5  mostly satisfied
6  pleased
7  delighted
-   8  neutral (neither satisfied nor dissatisfied)
-   9  never thought about it
-  10 does not apply to me

Scoring: 8, 9 and 10 left out
Classification:
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-c
Author's label:
Life satisfaction in general
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.70 6.17
SD:
0.90 1.50

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with self Satisfaction with oneself-as-a-person Satisfaction with finances Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with family Satisfaction with family-life Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with friends