Findings on happiness in Gehmacher (1987a): study AT 1987

Author(s)Gehmacher, E.
TitleGebaute Gemeinschaft. (Builded Community).
SourceSWS Rundschau, 1987, Vol. 27, 147 - 156
PublicResidents housing estates, Vienna, Austria, 1987
Collect period1
Survey nameNot available
 IFES study 9126A/86
SampleNot available
 Probability samples in two housing estates differing in contact facilities: - High contact facility: Alt-Erlaa, compact built, many common facilities - Low contact facilities: Wiener Flur, scattered built, few common facilities Both estates were built in 1979. The quality of the housing is comparable
Respondents N =218
Non Response?
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with the life you lead these days.......? 5 very satisfied 4 fairly satisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 2 rather dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
Author's labelLebenszufriedenheit
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

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Full textSelfreport on single question: How would you rate the last month of your life. Was it a happy or an unhappy time for you......? 5 very happy time 4 fairly happy time 3 happy nor unhappy 2 rather unhappy time 1 very unhappy time
Author's labelWohlbefinden
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Contact facilities in housing estateH22ab03bQuality of housing estate
Joint satisfactionsL04ad02cDwelling + leisure + social life
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Mental healthH15ab02Current mental complaints
Occupational prestigeS09ab01'Objective' socio-economic status
Physical healthH14ab02aGlobal health rating
Satisfaction with activities in work and householdW05adCurrent satisfaction with work
Satisfaction with housingH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with leisureL03ad03Satisfaction with leisure
Satisfaction with social contactsS06ac04Satisfaction with personal contacts
SchooleducationE01ab02Level of school-education