Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1994c): study XZ Germany West 1982

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleIs Happiness a Trait? Test of the Theory that a Better Society does not Make People any Happier.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1994, Vol. 32, 101 - 160
PublicImmigrants, West Germany, 1982
 West-Germany was a separate nation before 1990 and became a region in reunited Germany after 1990
Survey nameNot available
 German Survey among foreign workers (Ausländerumfrage), 1982
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =770
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelAverage life-satisfaction
Page in publication143, 153
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
County of settlement vs country of originshow  Earlier nationality (nation of origin)
County of settlement vs country of originshow  Ever migrated or not, also classified as above ↑