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Correlational findings

Study Muffels & Kemperman (2011): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public
20-55 aged, women, Germany, 1984-2007
Survey name
DE-SOEP
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Traits
Our Classification
Remarks
Short version of the Big Five Personality Domains - NEO-ACiv. Data on the Big Five was only asked in the SOEP of the year 2005, after which the missing data was imputed for the other years based on the 2005 data.
Operationalization
Self report on 15 Questions, 3 questions on each of the five traits:
a: neuroticism
b: agreeableness
c: conscientiousness
d: extraversion
d: openness for experience

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d = Beta's Controlled for:
- fit between preferred and actual working hours
- importance of having children/succes in a job
- amount of hours per week working and caring
- marital status
- age
- age-squared
- number of children 0-15
- unemployment rate
- born in East-German
- being a foreigner
- education
- age of youngest child
- objective health
N = 70859
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = -.24 p < .01 neuroticism O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.05 p < .01 agreeableness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.03 p < .10 conscientiousness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.06 p < .01 extraversion O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.06 p < .01 openness to experience