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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Conflict with parentsF01ad02cAgreement with parents
Corporal punishmentF01ae04bPunitive
Current sportingS12ab01aActive involvement in sports
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Life-eventsL06ab01bSummed life-events: equal weight
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Satisfaction with contacts at workW05ad02cSatisfaction with colleagues
Satisfaction with jobW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Sense of coherenceP04abPersonality integration
Sport activity in childhoodS12aa01Earlier involvement in sports
Stressful events in childhoodL06aa01aBurden of earlier life-events
WorktaskO01abCurrent occupation