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Studies

Trzcinski & Holst (2006): study DE 2001

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:
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:
7.63 7.63
SD:
1.52 1.52

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Personal control Inner locus of control Satisfaction with grades Satisfaction with own school-performance Number of important relationships Number of relatives
Current number of friends
Number of close friends
Number of friends/acquaintances
Relationship with mother Relations with parents
Perceived quality of intimate ties
Relationship with father Relations with parents Family composition Family composition (earlier for adults, current for young)
Number of parents (broken home)
Household income Household income Employment status of mother. Working mother Nationality Ethnic status in Germany Living in West-Germany Region in Germany Gender Sex (male vs female) Mothers' assessment of major worries about financial situation Hardship in family of origin Own assessment of probability of success in education and work Expectattions about social advancement Life satisfaction of the mother Happiness of parents Employment status of mother. Unemployment of parents