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Studies

Headey et al. (2008a): study DE 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Headey, B.; Schupp, J.; Tucci, I.; Wagner, G.G.
Title:
Authentic Happiness Theory Supported by Impact of Religion on Life Satisfaction. A Longitudinal Analysis with Data for Germany.
Source:
Working Paper SOEP, No. 151, DIW, 2008, Berlin, Germany

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Germany, followed 15 years, 1990 - 2005
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 7329
Non Response:
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:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
10
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:
6.95 6.95
SD:
1.83 1.83

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Importance of religion Concern about religion Frequency religious activities Current religious practices Change in religious activity Change in religion Religion Current religious denomination Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Foreign born Earlier nationality (nation of origin) Extroversion Extraverted Neuroticism Neurotic (f48)
Neurotic