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Studies

Gehmacher (1989): study AT 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Gehmacher, E.
Title:
Ungleichheit in Wien. (Inequality in Vienna).
Source:
Bauforum, Fachzeitschrift für Architektur, 1989, Vol. 22, 88 - 94

Investigation

Public:
Adults, varying age ranges, general public, Austria, 1989
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 0
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together in your life, how would you say things are these days?  Would you say you are ....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Lebensglück (Happiness)
Remarks:
% unhappy 39
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking everything into consideration: how satisfied are you with your life in general at the present time.....?
1  not satisfied
2  slightly satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
4  very satisfied
5  extremely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Lebenszufriedenheit (Life-satisfaction)
Remarks:
% not satisfied: 33
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How well do you feel these days? Is your current well-being....?
0  very low
1
2
3
4  very high
Classification:
A-AOL-c-sq-v-5-c
Author's label:
Wohlbefinden (Feeling well)
Remarks:
% not well:  45
Full text:
Selfreport on 3 questions:

A  When you consider your present life as-a-whole, would you say you are....?
    5  very happy
    4  fairly happy
    3  rather happy than unhappy
    2  rather unhappy than happy
    1  very unhappy
    -   DK/NA

B  When you consider your present life as-a-whole, would you say you are.....?
    5  very satisfied
    4  fairly satisfied
    3  rather satisfied than dissatisfied
    2  rather dissatisfied than satisfied
    1  fairly dissatisfied
    -   DK/NA

C  How do you feel right now? Is your well-being.....?
    5  very high
    4  high
    3  moderate
    2  rather low
    1  very low
    -   DK/NA

Summation: The summed scores were divided in three strata: low, medium and high quality of life
Classification:
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Befindlichkeit (Well-being)
Remarks:
negative 34%, very negative  7%

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Region Community size Educational level Level of school-education Age Current age (in years)