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Studies

Veenhoven (1994c): study XZ Germany West 1982

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Is Happiness a Trait? Test of the Theory that a Better Society does not Make People any Happier.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1994, Vol. 32, 101 - 160

Investigation

Public:
Immigrants, West Germany, 1982
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 770
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:
Average life-satisfaction
Page in publication:
143, 153

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding County of settlement vs country of origin Ever migrated or not
Earlier nationality (nation of origin)