Findings on happiness in Gash et al. (2010): study DE 1996

Author(s)Gash, V.; Mertens, A.; Romeu Gordo, L.
TitleWomen between Part-Time and Full-Time Work: The Influence of Changing Hours of Work on Happiness and Life Satisfaction.
SourceWorking paper SOEP no. 268, DIW, 2010, Berlin, Germany
PublicMarried women aged 20-59, Germany, followed 10 years, 1996-2006,
Last assesment2006
 T1: 1996 T2: 2006
Survey nameNot available
 GSOEP 1996-2006
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Respondents with no German natinality and self employed women are excluded. All are married or living with a partner both at T1 and T2
Respondents N =21189
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
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 publication14-31
RemarksRecoded to scale 1-7. On recoded scale Mean = 4,90, SD = 0,16
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Change in employment statusshow  Change from/to full-time homemaker
Change in employment statusshow  Change in employment, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusshow  Full-time home maker
Employment statusshow  Full-time vs part-time, also classified as above ↑