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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
Relationship with father
Our Classification
Operationalization
How often do you argue or fight with the following people (your father)?
0 Fight seldom or never (reference category)
1 Fight sometimes
2 Fight very often or often

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.06 ns Fight sometimes with father (vs seldom or never) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.21 p < .10 Fight very often or often with father (vs seldom or never)

b's 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 mother
- 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 = -.21 means that if the adolescent'fights sometimes with father' this corresponds with -0.21 point difference in happiness on the 0-10 point scale.