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Noll & Zapf (1991): study DE East Germany 1990 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Noll, H.H.; Zapf, W.
Title:
Wohlfahrtssurvey 'Ost' 1990, Machinenlesbares Codebuch (Welfare survey 'East' 1990, code book)
Source:
Zentral Archiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1990
Survey name:
DE-WohlfahrtsSurvey Ost
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 735
Non Response:
28,3
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Do you feel your life at present is.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  quite unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a
Page in publication:
18-9-200
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.24%,   2: 13.94%,   3: 74.44%,   4: 10.38%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.94 6.47
SD:
0.54 2.41
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 very unsatisfied, please tick '0'. When you are partly satisfied, tick '5', and when you are very satisfied please tick '10'.
0  very unsatisfied
1
2
3
4
5   partly satisfied
6
7
8
9
10 very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-f
Page in publication:
4-18-94
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.9%,   2: 1.2%,   3: 1.8%,   4: 2.9%,   5: 5%,   6: 16.9%,   7: 13.9%,   8: 19.3%,   9: 23.5%,   10: 8%,   11: 5.6%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.53 6.53
SD:
2.09 2.09
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
Page in publication:
18-9-200
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.44%,   2: 0.77%,   3: 1.82%,   4: 3.06%,   5: 4.23%,   6: 16.71%,   7: 13.46%,   8: 20.71%,   9: 23.93%,   10: 8.22%,   11: 5.64%   (total 99.99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.62 6.62
SD:
2.01 2.01