Findings on happiness in Trzcinski & Holst (2006): study DE 2001 /1

Author(s)Trzcinski, E.; Holst, E.
TitleSetting the Set Point. Initial Predictors of Life Satisfaction in Early Adulthood.
SourceDiscussion paper 558, DIW (German Institute for Economic Research), 2006, Berlin, Germany
PublicMothers of 17 aged, Germany, 2001-2004
Survey nameDE-SOEP
 German Social Economic Panel 2001-2004
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =1202
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 labelSubjective Life Satisfaction
Page in publication10
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.851.85

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Household incomeshow  Household income
Months of unemploymentshow  Duration of unemployment
Poor housing conditionsshow  Quality of house
Regionshow  Region in Germany
Worries about financial situationshow  Worrying about money