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Studies

Lau & Kramer (2005): study DE 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Lau, C.; Kramer, L.
Title:
Die Relativitätstheorie des Glücks. Über das Leben von Lottomillionären. The Relativity Theorie of Happiness; On the Life of Lotto Millionaires.
Source:
Book, 2005, 1 - 155

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Germany, 2002
Survey name:
DE-Allensbacher Survey
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1715
Non Response:
2 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how often do you feel happy?
5  very often
4  often
3  now and then
2  seldom
1 never
Classification:
M-TH-u-sq-v-5-c
Author's label:
frequency of feeling happy
Page in publication:
115
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 16%,   3: 48%,   4: 30%,   5: 4%   (total 98%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.22 5.56
SD:
0.76 1.91

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sex Sex (male vs female) Education Level of school-education Religiosity Religious (vs not) Attitude towards happiness perceived control people have over their happiness