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Studies

Mielke (1997): study DE 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Mielke, C.
Title:
Wohlbefinden und Fitness. Eine empirische Analyse zur Lebens-, Gesundheits- und Freizeitzufriedenheit älterer Menschen. (Welfare and Fitness of Elderly).
Source:
Dissertation, University of Cologne, Medical Faculty, 1997, Germany

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Germany, 1990-1991
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 6000
Non Response:
onknown
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question :

"Some people seem to be quite happy and satisfied with their lives, while others seem quite unhappy and dissatisfied. Now look at this ladder (again). Suppose that a person who is entirely satisfied with his life would be at the top of the ladder and a person who is extremely dissatisfied with his life would be at the bottom of the ladder. Where would you put yourself on the ladder at the present stage of your life in terms of how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your personal life?"
[ 10 ]  entirely satisfied
[   9 ]
[   8 ]
[   7 ]
[   6 ]
[   5 ]
[   4 ]
[   3 ]
[   2 ]
[   1 ]
[   0 ]  entirely dissatisfied

Name Cantril ladder rating (modified version)
Classification:
O-SLP-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Page in publication:
27

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding satisfaction with use of leisure-time Satisfaction with leisure activities worksatisfaction Current satisfaction with work satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with leisure age Current age (in years) sexe Sex (male vs female) satisfaction with time for leisure Satisfaction with time for leisure satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health artistic activitiesfr Active participation involvement in sports Active involvement in sports having children CHILDREN: HAVING (parental status)