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Studies

Schnitzlein & Wunder (2014): study DE 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Schnitzlein, D.D.; Wunder, C.
Title:
Are we architects of our own happiness? The Importance of Family Background for Well-being.
Source:
Soep Paper, 2014, No. 700, Bonn, Germany

Investigation

Public:
12+ aged, siblings, West Germany, followed 26 years,1984-2010,
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 1984-2009
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 7398
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods

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
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
11
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:
7.28

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Siblings sex Gender of sibblings Siblings happiness Happiness of siblings
Happiness of sibblings