Headey (2008): study DE 1990
- Headey, B.
- Life Goals Matter to Happiness: A Revision of Set-Point Theory.
- Social Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 86, 213 - 231
- 16+ aged, general public, Germany, 1990-2004
- Probability multi-stage cluster sample
- N = 3553
- Non Response
- Interview: face-to-face
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report on single question:
Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
0 totally unsatisfied
Object of life-goals
Married state (compared to non-married states)