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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
Family composition
Our Classification
Operationalization
Family composition during the first 15 years of the young person’s life:
0 Living some time with stepparent,Living some time in nontraditional setting (other relatives, foster parents, in a home)or other.
1 Living with both parents entire life

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.13 ns Lived with both parents entire life

b controlled for:
- personal control  
- satisfaction with grades
- perceived of probability of success in education and work
- nationality
- east or west german
- gender
- income
- education  
- number of important relationships
- 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 = +.13 means that living with both parents entire life corresponds with 0.13 point difference in happiness on the 0-10 point scale.