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Studies

Headey et al. (1995): study DE East Germany 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Headey, B.; Andorka, R.; Krause, P.
Title:
Political Legitimicy versus Economic Imperatives in System Transformation: Hungary and East Germany 1990 - 93.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1995, Vol. 36, 247 - 273

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, East Germany, 1990-1992
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 4453
Non Response:
± 30%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  totally unsatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Author's label:
Satisfaction with Life-as-a-whole
Remarks:
1990: M = 6.6, SD = 1.4
1991: M = 6.0, SD = 2.0
1992: M = 6.1, SD = 1.8
Page in publication:
267
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:
6.23 1.73

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with Life-as-a-whole Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)
ERA (temporal period)