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Correlational findings

Study Nesterko et al. (2013): study DE 2006

Public
16+ aged, general public, Germany, 2006
Survey name
DE-SOEP 2006
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Immigration background
Our Classification
Distribution
1: 14.1%
Operationalization
1: Immigration background
0: No immigration background

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DMa = - Immigrants:   Ma=6.84 SD=0.04
Natives:      Ma=6.98 SD=0.02
- difference:   0.14
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d = 001 Ma and eta squared are adjusted for:
- gender
- age
- immigration background*gender
- immigration background*age group
- immigration background*gender*age group

Only significant interaction is with age group, suggesting that immigrants with lower age are relatively happy compared to young natives.