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Correlational findings

Study Trzcinski & Holst (2006): study DE 2001

Public:
17 aged, Germany, 2001-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1202
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Number of important relationships
Our Classification
Operationalization
The number of persons rated as 'important' or 'very important'.
The adolescent was given a list of nine individuals who could be especially important in your life at this time such as :
- mother
- father
- girlfriend
- boyfriend
- etc
For each of these the repondent rated the importance on a range from 0 to 9.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.05 p < .10 b controlled for:
- personal control  
- satisfaction with grades
- perceived of probability of success in education and work
- nationality
- east or west german
- gender
- household composition
- income
- education  
- relationship with mother
- relationship with father
- mother worked part-time or full-time entire year (vs not)
- months of unemployment of mother in the previous year
- mother’s  worries about financial situation
- life satisfaction of mother

b = +.05 means that a 1 point difference in number of important relationships corresponds with 0.05 point difference in happiness on the 0-10 point scale.