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Correlational findings

Study Dittmann & Goebel (2010): study DE 2004

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

Correlate

Authors's label
Urbanization
Our Classification
Operationalization
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

Rated:
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.