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Correlational findings

Study Dittmann & Goebel (2010): study DE 2000

Public:
17+ aged general public, Germany, followed 7 years, 2000-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 27249
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Face-to-face interviews and statistical data on neighbourhoods

Correlate

Authors's label
Subjective health state
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
How would you describe your current health?
1: bad
2: poor
3: satisfactory
4: good
5: very good (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.31 p < .01 GOOD         (vs very good)
In West-Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.27 p < .01 In East-Germany O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.69 p < .01 SATISFACTORY (vs very good)
In West-Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.65 p < .01 In East-Germany O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -1.3 p < .01 POOR         (vs good)
In West-Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -1.1 p < .01 In East-Germany O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -2.2 p < .01 BAD          (vs very good)
In West-Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -2.1 p < .01 In East-Germany

B's controlled for:
- neighbourhood characteristics
  a)rate of people moving out the neighbourhood
  b)status of neighbourhood
- status relative to others in neighbourhood
- nationality
- status of neighbourhood
- income
- education
- age and age squared
- marital status
- having children
- city size
- survey year

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