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Correlational findings

Study Stutzer & Frey (2006): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
15+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1984-2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15268
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Yearly

Correlate

Authors's label
Employment
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 employed(reference group)
1 a self-employed
  b unemployed
  c some work
  d non-working
  e maternity leave
  f military service
  g in education
  h retired

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.26 p < .01 a: Self-employed
When trait-happiness is also controled B=-.10
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -1.0 p < .01 b: Unemployed
When trait-happiness is also controled B=-.67
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.24 p < .01 c: Some work
When trait-happiness is also controled B=-.12
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.12 p < .01 d: Non-working
When trait-happiness is also controled B=-.08
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.14 p < .01 e: Maternity leave
When trait-happiness is also controled B=-.03
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.36 p < .01 f: Military service
When trait-happiness is also controled B=-.46
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.00 ns g: In education
When trait-happiness is also controled B=-.00
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.09 p < .01 h: Retired
When trait-happiness is also controled B=-.01

B's controled for:
- age
- education
- household income
- position in the household
- country of origin
- time (dummy for wave of panel)
and additionally for:
- trait-happiness (average over all 14 waves)