Findings on happiness in Scherpenzeel (2001): study CH Bern 1999

Author(s)Scherpenzeel, A.C.
TitleMode Effects in Panel Surveys: A Comparison of CAPI and CATI.
SourceBFS aktuell (Bulletin of the Statistical Office Switzerland), October 2001, Nr. 448-0100, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Public15+ aged, general public, household members, Bern, Switzerland 1999
Collect period1-4
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
 Sample from telephone directory
Respondents N =864
Non Response70%
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
 Also telephone (CATI).
General remarksRespondents were contacted by telephone. Two interviews with one month interval.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied would you say you are you with the way your life has worked out up to now? 10 very satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 totally dissatisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with life in general
Page in publication12
RemarksCATI: Mean = 7.95 SD = 1.65 CAPI: Mean = 8.11 SD = 1.49
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
CATI versus CAPII06aa03Method of interrogation