Findings on happiness in Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1976 /1

Author(s)Neuberger, O.; Allerbeck, M.
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
SourceHans Huber Verlag, 1978, Bern, Switzerland
PublicAdministrative employees, General Sickfund, West-Germany, 1976
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample of administrative personnel of a sickfund
Respondents N =60
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksStudy reported in more detail in: Kruggel, H., Unveröffentliche Daten einer Untersuchung an Angestellten einer AOK, Bielefeld, 1976
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

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Agressivenessshow  Aggressive, angry
Calmnessshow  Self-confidant
Companionablenessshow  Sociable
Depressivenessshow  Depressive (f31-33)
Dominanceshow  Dominant
Inhibitanceshow  Inhibited
Irritatibilityshow  Irritable
Nervousnessshow  Current psycho-somatic complaints