Findings on happiness in Delken (2008): study DE 2004

Author(s)Delken, E.
TitleHappiness in Shrinking Cities in Germany.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2008, Vol. 9, 213 - 218
Public18+ aged, general public, Germany, 2004
Survey nameNot available
 German Socio-economic Panel (G-SOEP)
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =22000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Face-to-face individual Interviews with all householdmembers aged 16 and over. Additional information gathered using paper-and-pencil questionnaires - Household interviews with head of household. - An increasing number of individuals completes the questionnaire without the presence of the interviewer. In case of major inconsistencies or missing information the field work agency they werel given a phone call to resolve the issue. - So half CAPI in 2002
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
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
city growth (vs decline)show  Change of city size
City size, size of the region ("Kreis")show  Size of urban setting
parts of Germanyshow  Region in Germany