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Correlational findings

Study Asendorpf (2008): study 2000

Public:
18+ aged, Germany, followed 6 years, 2000-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13541
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Living situation
Our Classification
Operationalization
a Living alone and being single
b LAT
c Cohabiting
d Married

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d = O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DMs = -              MALES     FEMALES   Difference
Single:      Ms=5.9    Ms=6.4    -0.5
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DMs = - LAT:         Ms=6.4    Ms=6.6    -0.2 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DMs = - Cohabiting:  Ms=6.4    Ms=6.7    -0.3 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DMs = + Married:     Ms=6.9    Ms=6.8    +0.1

Ms controlled for:
- age
- number of children
- education
- prestige of profession
- size of city of residence
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d BMCT = p < .05 a < b,c < d  both among males and females