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Studies

Gehmacher (1990): study AT 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Gehmacher, E.
Title:
Stressbewältigung und Selbstbestimtheit. (Coping with Stress and Locus of Control).
Source:
Start und Aufstieg, 1990, Vol. 3, 13 - 14

Investigation

Public:
Railway employees, Austria, 1988
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 68
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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)
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking your life as a whole now, are you.....?
5  very happy
4  quite happy
3  more happy than unhappy
2  more unhappy than happy
1  quite unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
Glück (Happiness)

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Stressful events in childhood Burden of earlier life-events Corporal punishment Punitive Conflict with parents Agreement with parents Sense of coherence Personality integration Health Self-perceived health Education Level of school-education Worktask Current occupation Male sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Sport activity in childhood Earlier involvement in sports Current sporting Active involvement in sports Life-events Summed life-events: equal weight Satisfaction with job Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Satisfaction with contacts at work Satisfaction with colleagues