Findings on happiness in Zijlmans (2009): study DE 1998

Publication
Author(s)Zijlmans, T.J.
TitleWork Involvement in the Valuation of Unemployment.
SourceMaster Thesis, Utrecht School of Economics, 2009, The Netherlands
URLhttp://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/zijlmans_tj_2009.pdf
Investigation
Public21-64 aged working force, Germany, 1998-1999
 T1:1998, T2:1999
Survey nameNot available
 German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP)
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =19093
 Pooled observations of waves T1 and T2
Non Responsenot reported
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
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication38
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.936.93
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Being unemployedW05acCurrent motivation to work
Being unemployedE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Being unemployedL03adAttitudes to leisure
Being unemployedE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Change in unemployment statusW05acCurrent motivation to work
Change in unemployment statusE02aa02abFalling unemployed, also classified as above ↑
Change in unemployment statusL03adAttitudes to leisure
Change in unemployment statusE02aa02abFalling unemployed, also classified as above ↑