Findings on happiness in Zijlmans (2009): study DE 1998 /1

Author(s)Zijlmans, T.J.
TitleWork Involvement in the Valuation of Unemployment.
SourceMaster Thesis, Utrecht School of Economics, 2009, The Netherlands
PublicUnemployed, 21-64 aged, Germany, 1998-1999
Last assesment1999
 T1:1998, T2:1999
Survey nameNot available
 German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP)
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =1975
 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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication38
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Importance of leisure for well-beingL03adAttitudes to leisure
Importance of leisure for well-beingV02abDomain-specific value-preferences, also classified as above ↑
Importance of work for well-beingW05acCurrent motivation to work
Importance of work for well-beingV02ab03Work values, also classified as above ↑