Findings on happiness in Oishi et al. (2007a): study DE 1984

Author(s)Oishi, S.; Diener, E.; Lucas, R.E.
TitleThe Optimum Level of Well-Being. Can People Be Too Happy?
SourcePerspectives on Psychological Science, 2007, Vol. 2, 346 - 360
Public16+ aged, general population, Germany, 1984-2003
Last assesment2003
Survey nameDE-SOEP
 German Socio-economic Panel 1984-2003
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =3000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelLife Satisfaction
Page in publication355
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Salaryshow  Later level of income