Findings on happiness in Habich et al. (1999): study DE 1998

Author(s)Habich, R.; Noll, H.H.; Zapf, W.
TitleSubjectives Wohlbefinden in Ostdeutschland nahert sich westdeutschen Niveau (Subjective wellbeing in East-Germmany come close to the level of West-Germany)
SourceInformationsdienst Soziale Indicatoreb (ISI) nr. 22, July 1999
Public18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1998
Survey nameDE-Wohlfahrtssurvey 7
SampleNot available
Respondents N =3042
Non Response43,9
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
General remarksOnly mean value reported
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
Page in publication3
RemarksOnly mean value reported
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation