Findings on happiness in Wilken & Kemmler (1997): study XZ Germany West 1985

Author(s)Wilken, B.; Kemmler, L.
TitleLedige Frauen der Kriegsgeneration: Eine explorative Studie zu ihrer Lebenszielen und ihrer Lebenszufriedenheit. (Never-Married Women of the World War II Generation: An Explorative Study of Their Life Goals and Their Life Satisfaction).
SourceZeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 1997, Vol. 30, 34 - 45
Public66-80 aged women, Germany,1985
 Many women in this generation remained single because of a lack of men.
Collect period6
Survey nameNot available
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =63
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Are you at this moment satisfied or dissatisfied with your life in general?" 7 very satisfied 6 for the greater part satisfied 5 rather more satisfied than dissatisfied 4 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 3 somewhat more satisfied than dissatisfied 2 for the greater part dissatisfied 1 dissatisfied - do not know, difficult to say
Page in publication37+
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation24.20

Scores in1234567

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
ageshow  Age difference among elderly
marital statusshow  Married vs never married