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Studies

Trzcinski & Holst (2006): study DE 2001 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Trzcinski, E.; Holst, E.
Title:
Setting the Set Point. Initial Predictors of Life Satisfaction in Early Adulthood.
Source:
Discussion paper 558, DIW (German Institute for Economic Research), 2006, Berlin, Germany

Investigation

Public:
Mothers of 17 aged, Germany, 2001-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1202
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
Author's label:
Subjective Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
10
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:
6.55 6.55
SD:
1.85 1.85

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Region Region in Germany Household income Household income Poor housing conditions Quality of house Months of unemployment Duration of unemployment Worries about financial situation Worrying about money