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Studies

Wilken & Kemmler (1997): study XZ Germany West 1985

Publication

Author(s):
Wilken, B.; Kemmler, L.
Title:
Ledige Frauen der Kriegsgeneration: Eine explorative Studie zu ihrer Lebenszielen und ihrer Lebenszufriedenheit. (Never-Married Women of the World War II Generation: An Explorative Study of Their Life Goals and Their Life Satisfaction).
Source:
Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 1997, Vol. 30, 34 - 45

Investigation

Public:
66-80 aged women, Germany,1985
Sample:
Sampling not reported
Respondents:
N = 63
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Are you at this moment satisfied or dissatisfied with your life in general?"
7  very satisfied
6  for the greater part satisfied
5  rather more satisfied than dissatisfied
4  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
3  somewhat more satisfied than dissatisfied
2  for the greater part dissatisfied
1  dissatisfied
-   do not know, difficult to say
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-b
Page in publication:
37+
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 1.6%,   3: 0%,   4: 6.3%,   5: 33.3%,   6: 58.7%,   7: 0%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
16.60
SD:
24.20

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding marital status Married vs never married age Age difference among elderly