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Correlational findings

Study Knabe et al. (2009): study DE 2008

Public:
Fulltime employed and long-term unemployed, Germany, 2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 737
Non Response:
23
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Education
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 None (reference group)
1 Vocational education
2 University education

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cb b = +.54 p < .05 Vocational education (vs. None) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cb b = +.67 p < .05 University education (vs. None) A-AB-yd-mqr-n-11-a b = +.63 p < .05 Vocational education (vs. None) A-AB-yd-mqr-n-11-a b = +.01 ns University education (vs. None)

B's are controlled for:
- employment status in week and weekend
- income
- cohabiting
- health satisfaction
- children
- age
- general goodness of previous day
- goodness of health and work on previous day

B +.54 means that having vocational educational corresponds to +.54 points more happiness compared to having no vocational eduction on the happiness scale 0-10.