Correlational findings

Study Trzcinski & Holst (2006): study DE 2001

17 aged, Germany, 2001-2004
Survey name:
N = 1202
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
Relationship with mother
Our Classification
Self report on 7 questions such as:
How often does your mother:
- talk to you about things you do or experience?
- ask you for your opinion before they decide something that affects you, etc.
Rated (5) very often to (1) never.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.32 p < .001 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  
- number of important relationships
- 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 = +.32 means that a 1 point difference in relationship with mother corresponds with 0.32 point difference in happiness on the 0-10 point scale.