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Scherpenzeel (1995): study DE West Germany 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Scherpenzeel, A.C.
Title:
A Question of Quality: Evaluating Survey Questions by Multi Trait - Multi Method Studies.
Source:
Doctoral Dissertation, Royal PTT, KPN Research, 1995, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public,West-Germany, Germany, 1990
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 1990
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 7005
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
Remarks:
18+ aged respondents who participated from start in 1984
Page in publication:
250
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.31 7.31
SD:
1.78 1.78