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Correlational findings

Study Haisken-DeNew & Sinning (2010): study DE West Germany 2000

Public:
16+ aged, general public, West Germany, Germany, followed 5 years, 2000-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 33186
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Consumer durables
Our Classification
Operationalization
A)
1: PC in household
0: otherwise

B)
1: stereo in household
0: otherwise

C)
1: dishwasher in household
0: otherwise

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.11 p < .01 CHANGE in happines by CHANGE in having a pc O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.21 p < .01 CHANGE in happines by CHANGE in having a stereo O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.04 ns CHANGE in happines by CHANGE in having a dishwasher

B's controlled for:
- age and age squared
- children in household
- employment status
- education
- having a car and telephone
- relative income
- quality of house
- relative income
- health
- marital status
- cultural participation
- religious participation
- active in sports