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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
Attending cultural events
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: attending a cultural events such as concerts, theater, and lectures
    1: at least once a year
    0: otherwise

b: Attending a cinema, dancing, or sporting events
    1:  at least once a month
    0: otherwise

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.23 p < .01 CHANGE in happiness by CHANGE in attendance of cultural events O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.04 ns CHANGE in happiness by CHANGE in attendance of cinema, dancing, or sports events

B's controlled for:
- age and age squared
- children in household
- employment status
- education
- having a car and telephone
- appreciation of housing surface
- quality of house
- having a PC/stereo/dishwasher
- health
- marital status
- relative income
- religious participation
- active in sports