Findings on happiness in Spellerberg et al. (1992): study XZ Germany West 1988

Author(s)Spellerberg, A.; Habich, R.; Landua, D.
TitleOrientierungen und subjektives Wohlbefinden in West- und Ost Deutschland. (Concerns and Subjective Well-Being in West and East Germany).
SourceGlatzer, W.;Noll, H.H.;Eds.:"Lebensverhältnisse in Deutschland", Campus Verlag, 1992, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 249 - 278
Public18-65 aged, general public, West Germany. 1988
 West-Germany was a separate nation before 1990 and became a region in reunited Germany after 1990
Survey nameNot available
 German Wohlfahrtssurvey 1988
SampleSelection from general population sample
Respondents N =2144
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 labellife satisfaction
Page in publication258
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Satisfaction with life domainsshow  Satisfaction with multiple domains of life