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
Neighbourhood characteristic: People moving out
Our Classification
2006-data of the Micromarketing-Systeme and Consult GmbH (microm) are used to determine moving out rates in the neighbourhood.
Related specification variables
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.