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Glatzer & Volkert (1980): study XZ Germany West 1978

Publication

Author(s):
Glatzer, W.; Volkert, M.
Title:
Lebensbedingungen und Lebensqualität alter Menschen. (Living Conditions and the Quality of Life of the Elderly).
Source:
Zeitschrift für Gerontologie, 1980, Vol. 13, 247 - 260

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1957
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
at home

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Is your life at this moment ....?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  fairly unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Gluck (Happiness)
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 4%,   3: 74%,   4: 22%   (total 101%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.20 7.30
SD:
6.30
Full text:
Selfreport on single question;
What do you think, how satisfied are you at this moment- all in all - with your life ?' 'If for instance you are totally satisfied with your life, please mark a '10'.If you are totally unsatisfied with your life, mark a '0'.If you are not completely unsatisfied nor totally satisfied range yourself somewhere between '1' and '9"
10   completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
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:
7.80 7.80
SD:
3.10 3.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years)