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Keck & Delhey (2004): study DE 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Keck, W.; Delhey, J.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, "Quality of Life in Europe. First European Quality of Life Survey 2003 ", 2004, Dublin, Ireland, Chapter 7

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Germany, 2003
Survey name:
EU-EQLS 2003
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
9,8
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days? Please tell me on a scale of 1 to 10, where one means very dissatisfied and 10 means very satisfied
10 very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b
Page in publication:
61
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 1.4%,   3: 2.9%,   4: 3.3%,   5: 10.8%,   6: 9.3%,   7: 18.7%,   8: 29.1%,   9: 11.5%,   10: 12%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.23 6.92
SD:
1.94 2.16
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together on a scale of one to 10, how happy would you say you are? Here one means you are very unhappy and 10 means you are very happy
10 very happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b
Page in publication:
61
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 0.4%,   3: 1.9%,   4: 1.7%,   5: 8.2%,   6: 8%,   7: 18.9%,   8: 29.4%,   9: 14.7%,   10: 15.8%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.61 7.35
SD:
1.80 2.00