Findings on happiness in Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1970

Author(s)Neuberger, O.; Allerbeck, M.
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
SourceHans Huber Verlag, 1978, Bern, Switzerland
PublicEmployees, industry or service sector, Austria and West germany, 1970
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Pooled samples: samples from 23 different studies, which used the "Arbeitsbescgreibungs-Bogen" (job-description questionnaire) to measure work/life-satisfaction. All studies based on non-probability chunk samples of employees of specific firms. Firms in various sectors were involved: industry as well as service.
Respondents N =5592
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Most studies used questionnaires, some faca-t-face interviews
General remarksSee also NEUBE 1978/2-1978/9
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: When you're not only thinking of your job, but of your total present situation (house, prices, health, love, politics, neighbors, etc.), how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole? Please mark the appropriate face below. Rated on pictorial scale, consisting of seven smilies, expressing variations from very dissatisfied (a) to very satisfied (g) ( Kunin's 'Faces scale') Pictures not reproduced here). 1 unhappy face . . 4 neutral face . . 7 happy face Item in the "Arbeitsbeschreibungsbogen" (job-description questionnaire).
Author's labelLife-satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.45

Scores in1234567

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Duration of employmentshow  Earlier (un)employment
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Finished vocational trainingshow  Level of school-education
Incomeshow  Current income level (unspecified)
Male sexshow  Sex (male vs female)
Occupational positionshow  Current employment arrangement
Working in learned jobshow  Skill level of occupation