Findings on happiness in Wagner et al. (1984): study XZ Germany West 1983

Author(s)Wagner, D.; Schwarz, N.; Strack, F.
TitleDas Leid des Einen ist das Glück des Anderen: Soziale Vergleiche und Selbstdarstellung bei der Beurteilung des eigenen Wohlbefindens. (Social Comparison and Selfpresentation in Judgments of Own Well-Being.)
SourcePaper University of Heidelberg, 1984, Germany
PublicFemale university students, Mannheim Germany, 1983
Survey nameUnnamed study
 'Kognitive und affektive Prozesse bei der Beurteilung des Subjektiven Wohlbefindes' mit Understützung der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (Schw 278/2 an Norbert Schwarz und Fritz Strack)
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Respondents N =33
Non Response0
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Comparing responses given on questions by open verbal interviews with written responses given on questionnaire in absence c.q. presence of handicapted person
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 2 questions A Happiness B Life-satisfaction Texts not reported Summation: A+B
Author's labelSubjective Well-Being
Page in publication1
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Open/covered answers in presence of handicapped bystander or notshow  Context of the interview
Open/covered answers in presence of handicapped bystander or notshow  Method of interrogation, also classified as above ↑