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Studies

Lucas (2008): study XZ Germany West 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Lucas, R.E.
Title:
Personality and Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Eid, M.; Larsen, R.J.; Eds.: The Science of Subjective Well-Being'', The Guilford Press, 2008, New York, USA, 171 -194.

Investigation

Public:
Employed - unemployed - -re-employed, Germany, followed 15 years 1984-1998
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 3733
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:
Subjective well-being
Page in publication:
8, 9

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change in employment Earlier (un)employment
Change in employment
Later (un)employment
Getting (re)employed