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Correlational findings

Study Rehdanz & Maddison (2009): study XZ Germany West 1994

Public:
Adults, general public, West-Germany, 1994-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 23014
Non Response:
na
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Kind of residental area
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report of the kind of residental area the respondent lives:
a Mostly old houses (built before the war)
b Mostly newer houses
c Residential and commercial area with flats, houses, shops and businesses
d Commercial area (shops, banks, offices)
e Industrial area with few flats
f Else (Reference category)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d OPRC = + ns Mostly old houses (vs else) (+.06) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d OPRC = + ns Mostly newer houses (vs else) (+.06) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d OPRC = + ns Residential and commercial area with flats, houses, shops and businesses (vs else) (+.07) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d OPRC = + ns Commercial area (shops, banks, offices) (vs else) (+.10) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d OPRC = - ns Industrial area with few flats (vs else) (-.18)

OPRC's controled for:
- affected by noise and air pollution
- socio-economic characteristic
- demographic characteristics
- housing characteristics
- residential characteristics

OPRC's cannot be interpreted as absolute effect sizes.