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
Mental health
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Self-report on two questions:
Please think about the last four weeks. How often did it occur within this period of time that due to mental health or emotional problems:
a) you achieved less than you wanted to at work or in everyday tasks?
b) you carried out your work or everyday tasks less thoroughly than usual?

1 Always
5 Never

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.06 p < .01 IN WEST-GERMANY O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.05 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
- personality traits
  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) physical health
  o) having children
  p) marital status

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