Findings on happiness in Schilling (2006): study DE West Germany 1998

Author(s)Schilling, O.
TitleDevelopment of Life Satisfaction in Old Age: Another View on the "Paradox".
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 75, 241 - 271
Public16+ aged, general public,West-Germany, Germany, 1998
Survey nameDE-SOEP 1998
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =6169
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarks16+ aged respondents who participated from start in 1984
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 publication250
Remarks18+ aged respondents who participated from start in 1984
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.771.77