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Table 4 Life satisfaction in the years in which measured results from the G-SLS and FLZM questionnaires are available, depending on the times of experienced unemployment

From: The long-lasting impact of unemployment on life satisfaction: results of a longitudinal study over 20 years in East Germany

  Times of unemployment
Total Several One time None H(2) ES η2 p value
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
(N)   (n) (n) (n)
G-SLS
2003 2.2 ± 0.7 2.4 ± 0.7 2.2 ± 0.8 2.0 ± 0.7 24.59 0.055 < 0.001
(417)   (133) (132) (152)    
2005 2.3 ± 0.8 2.7 ± 0.9 2.2 ± 0.8 2.0 ± 0.6 39.72 0.099 < 0.001
(383)   (133) (126) (124)    
2016 2.2 ± 0.8 2.3 ± 0.7 2.2 ± 0.7 2.0 ± 0.8 13.49 0.043 < 0.001
(270)   (107) (82) (81)    
FLZM        
2003 55.8 ± 29.4 47.4 ± 30.4 57.4 ± 29.7 62.4 ± 26.5 17.34 0.038 < 0.001
(409)   (130) (131) (148)    
2005 62.8 ± 30.7 49.5 ± 28.9 68.1 ± 29.2 71.2 ± 29.9 36.48 0.093 < 0.001
(375)   (128) (125) (122)    
2016 69.6 ± 35.1 62.6 ± 35.8 71.6 ± 33.5 76.8 ± 34.5 8.18 0.023 0.020
(268)   (105) (82) (81)    
  1. Higher scores in the G-SLS questionnaire indicate lower life satisfaction, and higher scores in the FLZM questionnaire indicate higher life satisfaction