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Correlational findings

Study Dittmann & Goebel (2010): study DE 2000 /1

Public:
17+ aged, general public, Germany, followed 7 years 2000-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 2000-2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 22000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Positive status difference
Our Classification
Operationalization
Difference between respondents' household income and mean neighborhood income.
A Positive difference (vs. not)
B Negative difference (vs. not)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.06 p < .01 POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in West Germany

Additional control for personality traits and locus of control did not effect b.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.02 ns POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in East Germany

Additional control for personality traits and locus of control did not effect b.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.02 ns NEGATIVE DIFFERENCE in West Germany

Controlling personality traits and locus of control did not effect b.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.07 p < .01 NEGATIVE DIFFERENCE in East Germany

b's controlled for:
- other neighborhood characteristics
  - living conditions
  - social comparison
  - visits to/from neighbors
  - close contacts with neighbors
  - urbanization
  - rate of removals
- personal characteristics
  - gender
  - non-German nationality
  - age
  - age squared
  - income
  - education
  - marital status
  - health (subj.)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.06 ns Negative difference in East Germany.

Additional control for personality traits and locus of control.