Findings on happiness in Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1975

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, synthetic processing industry, West-Germany, 1975
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample of employees of synthetic-processing industry
Respondents N =90
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksStudy reported in more detail in: Bergermaier, R., Messung von Arbeitszufriedenheit - Ein Instrumentenvergleich- Unveröffentl. Diplomarbeit, München, 1975
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
Evaluation of bossshow  Satisfaction with management
Evaluation of colleaguesshow  Satisfaction with colleagues
Evaluation of job developmentshow  Satisfaction with promotion-chances
Evaluation of organisation and managementshow  Satisfaction with management
Evaluation of paymentshow  Satisfaction with pay
Evaluation of work activitiesshow  Satisfaction with work itself
Evaluation of work conditionsshow  Satisfaction with work conditions