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
Life satisfaction of the mother
Our Classification
Selfreport by mother on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.12 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 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

b = +.12 means that a 1 point difference in Life satisfaction of the mother corresponds with 0.12 point difference in happiness on the 0-10 point scale.