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Studies

Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1974

Publication

Author(s):
Noelle-Neumann, E.
Title:
Politik und Glück. (Politics and Happiness).
Source:
Baier, H.;Ed.: "Freiheit und Sachzwang", West Deutscher Verlag, 1977, Opladen, Germany, 208 - 262

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, West-Germany, 1974
Survey name:
DE-Allensbacher Survey
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2029
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Interviewer rating of cheerfulness:

Alltogether the respondent looks.....
2  quite cheerful
1  not too cheerful
-   difficult to say

Part of the 8 item Allensbacher Ausdrücktest which also involves ratings of cheerful appearance in: look, mouth, posture, movements, eyes, elbows and lips. This general rating is the last item in the test.
Classification:
A-CA-mh-ri-v-2-b
Author's label:
Cheerful appearance (Fröhlich Aussehen)
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

When somebody would say about you, 'this person is very happy', is he right or wrong......?
3   right
2   fifty-fifty
1   wrong
-    difficult to say.
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-v-3-b
Page in publication:
210
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 10.3%,   2: 47%,   3: 30%   (total 87.3%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.23
SD:
0.64

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Happiness O-HP by A-CA