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Correlational findings

Study Erlinghagen (2011): study DE 2002

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Germany, 2002-2009
Survey name:
EU-ESS 1-4: 2002-2010
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11096
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Meets friends
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
Using this card, how often do you meet socially with friends, relatives or work colleagues?

Rescaled to:
1) never/rarely
2) regularly (reference)
3) frequently

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a b = +.18 p < .01 FREQUENTLY O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a b = -.42 p < .01 NEVER/RARELY

B's controlled for:
- immigration status
- age
- age^2
- education
- employment
- gender
- partner
- children
- health
- general trustfullness
- satisfaction with democracy
- frequency of praying
- income

Similar results are observed for happiness-measure O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd)