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Studies

Wolbring et al. (2013): study DE Bayern 2010

Publication

Author(s):
Wolbring, T.; Keuschnigg, M.; Negele, E.
Title:
Needs, Comparisons, and Adaptation: The Importance of Relative Income for Life Satisfaction.
Source:
European Sociological Review, 2013, Vol. 29, 86 - 104

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Munich, Germany, 2010
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 662
Non Response:
78%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

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
Page in publication:
91
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:
6.83
SD:
2.27

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Relative income Relative to similar people Income Household income Relevance of relative income Attitudes to own income