Findings on happiness in Glatzer & Volkert (1980): study XZ Germany West 1978

Author(s)Glatzer, W.; Volkert, M.
TitleLebensbedingungen und Lebensqualität alter Menschen. (Living Conditions and the Quality of Life of the Elderly).
SourceZeitschrift für Gerontologie, 1980, Vol. 13, 247 - 260
Public18+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1978
Survey nameNot available
 Wohlfahrtssurvey 1978.
SampleNot available
 Probability sample, ages categories 27-29 and 38 - 57 left out.
Respondents N =1957
Non Response?
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 at home
General remarks See also GLATZ 1984A and ZAPF
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Is your life at this moment ....? 4 very happy 3 fairly happy 2 fairly unhappy 1 very unhappy
Author's labelGluck (Happiness)
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation6.30

Scores in1234

Full textSelfreport on single question; What do you think, how satisfied are you at this moment- all in all - with your life ?' 'If for instance you are totally satisfied with your life, please mark a '10'.If you are totally unsatisfied with your life, mark a '0'.If you are not completely unsatisfied nor totally satisfied range yourself somewhere between '1' and '9" 10 completely satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 completely dissatisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation3.103.10

Correlational findings

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Ageshow  Current age (in years)