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Inglehart et al. (2008): study DE West Germany 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Inglehart, R.; Foa, R.; Peterson, C.
Title:
Development, Freedom, and Rising Happiness.
Source:
Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2008, Vol. 3, 264 - 285

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, West-Germany, Germany, 2006
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 5
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1076
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.9%,   2: 10.8%,   3: 62.5%,   4: 21.1%   (total 95.3%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.09 7.21
SD:
0.60 1.65
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Remarks:
979alid cases: 979
Page in publication:
v22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.3%,   2: 0.2%,   3: 1.5%,   4: 4.1%,   5: 8.2%,   6: 10.8%,   7: 19.9%,   8: 28.6%,   9: 17.5%,   10: 7.9%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.39 7.10
SD:
1.67 1.85