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
Age and age squared
Our Classification
Related specification variables
a: Age in years
b: Age squared

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.05 p < .01 AGE
In West-Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.06 p < .01 In East-Germany O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.00 p < .01 AGE SQUARED
In West-Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.00 p < .01 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
  e) urbanization
- personal characteristics
  a) conscientiousness
  b) extraversion
  c) agreeableness
  d) neuroticism
  e) external locus of control
  f) internal locus of control
  g) status compared to others in neighbourhood
  h) openness
  i) nationality
  j) gender
  k) household income
  l) education
  m) marital status
  n) mental health
  o) physical health
  p) having children

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