Findings on happiness in Mielke (1997): study DE 1990

Author(s)Mielke, C.
TitleWohlbefinden und Fitness. Eine empirische Analyse zur Lebens-, Gesundheits- und Freizeitzufriedenheit šlterer Menschen. (Welfare and Fitness of Elderly).
SourceDissertation, University of Cologne, Medical Faculty, 1997, Germany
Public16+ aged, general public, Germany, 1990-1991
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability systematic sample
Respondents N =6000
Non Responseonknown
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question : "Some people seem to be quite happy and satisfied with their lives, while others seem quite unhappy and dissatisfied. Now look at this ladder (again). Suppose that a person who is entirely satisfied with his life would be at the top of the ladder and a person who is extremely dissatisfied with his life would be at the bottom of the ladder. Where would you put yourself on the ladder at the present stage of your life in terms of how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your personal life?" [ 10 ] entirely satisfied [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] [ 0 ] entirely dissatisfied Name Cantril ladder rating (modified version)
Author's labelSatisfaction with life
Page in publication27
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
ageshow  Current age (in years)
artistic activitiesfrshow  Active participation
having childrenshow  CHILDREN: HAVING (parental status)
involvement in sportsshow  Active involvement in sports
satisfaction with healthshow  Satisfaction with health
satisfaction with leisureshow  Satisfaction with leisure
satisfaction with time for leisureshow  Satisfaction with time for leisure
satisfaction with use of leisure-timeshow  Satisfaction with leisure activities
sexeshow  Sex (male vs female)
worksatisfactionshow  Current satisfaction with work