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Schilling (2006): study DE West Germany 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Schilling, O.
Title:
Development of Life Satisfaction in Old Age: Another View on the "Paradox".
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 75, 241 - 271

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, Germany, 1991
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 1991
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 6898
Non Response:
0
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:
7.40 7.40
SD:
1.70 1.70