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Headey & Krause (1988): study XZ Germany West 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Headey, B.; Krause, P.
Title:
A Health and Wealth Model of Change in Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Arbeitspapier 260, Sonderforschungsbereich 3, University of Mannheim, 1988, Germany

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1984-1985
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2718
Non Response:
Attrition sample A: 8%, sample B: 15%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Author's label:
Change in life-satisfaction
Error estimates:
The correlation between the two measures was 0.78.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change in satisfaction with income Change in attitude to income Change in satisfaction with health Change in satisfaction with health Change in satisfaction Change in life-appraisals
Summed effects of changes in life