Findings on happiness in Gehmacher (1990): study AT 1988

Author(s)Gehmacher, E.
TitleStressbewältigung und Selbstbestimtheit. (Coping with Stress and Locus of Control).
SourceStart und Aufstieg, 1990, Vol. 3, 13 - 14
PublicRailway employees, Austria, 1988
Survey nameNot available
 IFES study nr ?
SampleNot available
Respondents N =68
Non Response?
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking everything into consideration: how satisfied are you with your life in general at the present time.....? 1 not satisfied 2 slightly satisfied 3 fairly satisfied 4 very satisfied 5 extremely satisfied
Author's labelLebenszufriedenheit (life-satisfaction)
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking your life as a whole now, are you.....? 5 very happy 4 quite happy 3 more happy than unhappy 2 more unhappy than happy 1 quite unhappy
Author's labelGlück (Happiness)
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Conflict with parentsshow  Agreement with parents
Corporal punishmentshow  Punitive
Current sportingshow  Active involvement in sports
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Healthshow  Self-perceived health
Life-eventsshow  Summed life-events: equal weight
Male sexshow  Sex (male vs female)
Satisfaction with contacts at workshow  Satisfaction with colleagues
Satisfaction with jobshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Sense of coherenceshow  Personality integration
Sport activity in childhoodshow  Earlier involvement in sports
Stressful events in childhoodshow  Burden of earlier life-events
Worktaskshow  Current occupation