Correlational findings

Study Mollenkopf & Kaspar (2005): study DE 2000

55+ aged, general public, rural areas, East and West Germany, 2000
Survey name
N = 762
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Visu-motoric coordination (DST)
Our Classification
West Germany: M=28,6; SD=13,0; East Germany: M=34,9;SD=15,4); p<0,001
Total test score of the Digit Symbol Test (range 1-67), higher scores indicating higher visu-motoric functioning
- Are your eyes good enough to read the paper or a timetable?
- Are your eyes good enough to read a street sign?
- Do you have problems with your eyesight which prevent you (occasionally or permanently) to leave home?
- Are you able to hear clearly what somebody is saying to you in a normal sound volume?  
- Do you have problems with your hearing which prevent you (occasonally of permanently) to leave home or see persons?

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba Beta = -.03 ns Beta controlled for:
- Socio-demographic:
   - sex
   - age
   - satisfaction with finances
- Health-related:
   - activities of daily living
   - affect balance score
   - satisfaction with health
- Social network:
   - household type
   - network variety
- Housing:
   - basic household features
   - home ownership
   - satisfaction with housing
- Living area:
   - available services
   - neighbourhood features
   - satisfaction with living area
- Mobility:
   - car use as passenger
   - car use as driver
   - satisfaction with public transport
   - satisfaction with mobility
- Leisure time activities:
   - outdoor leisure activities
   - satisfaction with leisure activities

No interaction with region (East/West Germany)