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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
Close contact with neighbours
Our Classification
Operationalization
How close is your contact with your neighbours here in the building or in this area in general?
1: No contact at all
2: Only fleeting
3: Average
4: Close
5: Very close

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.12 p < .01 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) urbanization
  c) visits to/from neighbours
  d) rate of removal
  e) neighbourhood status
- 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.