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Studies

GESIS (2007): study DE East Germany 1991

Publication

Author(s):
GESIS,
Title:
Lebenszufriedenheit. Ein Auszug aus dem Datenbestand des GESIS-Archivs. (Life Satisfaction. Abstract from the GESIS Database).
Source:
Selection of Surveysstudies on Happiness in Germany made on Request, November 2007

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1991
Survey name:
DE-Leben in der DDR
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 1453
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

Now taking everything into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
-   don't know
-   no answers

Numerical scale reversed
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-na
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.1%,   2: 13.6%,   3: 49.1%,   4: 32.4%,   5: 2.8%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.20 5.90
SD:
0.78 2.12