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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
Neighbourhood characteristic: People moving out
Our Classification
Operationalization
Rate of people moving out of neighbourhood

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.00 ns IN WEST-GERMANY O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.02 p < .05 IN EAST-GERMANY

B's controlled for:
- neighbourhood characteristics
  a) perceived local safety
  b) neighbourhood status
  c) social contact with neighbours
  d) 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) mental health
  o) physical health
  p) marital status
  q) having children

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