Correlational findings

Study Dittmann & Goebel (2010): study DE 2004

17+ aged, general public, Germany, 2004
Survey name
DE-SOEP 2004
N = 22012
Non Response
Multiple assesment methods
Face-to-face interviews and statistical data on neighbourhoods


Authors's Label
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Self-report on three questions:
How strongly do you feel you are affected by the followed environmental influences on your residential area:
a) Through noise pollution
b) Through air pollution
c) Through lack of accessible green spaces

1 Not at all
5 Vert strongly

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.06 ns IN WEST-GERMANY O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.01 ns IN EAST-GERMANY

B's controlled for:
- neighbourhood characteristics
  a) perceived local safety
  b) neighbourhood status
  c) social contact with neighbours
  d) rate of removal
- personal characteristics
  a) openness
  b) conscientiousness
  c) extraversion
  d) agreeableness
  e) neuroticism
  f) external locus of control
  g) internal locus of control
  h) status compared to others in neighbourhood
  i) gender
  j) nationality
  k) age and age squared
  l) household income
  m) education
  n) marital status
  o) mental health
  p) physical health
  q) having children

East-Germany is the former communist German Democratic Republic, which was reunited in 1990 with West-Germany.