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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
Close contacts with neighbors
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport of close contacts with neighbors.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.13 p < .01 West Germany O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.03 ns East Germany

b's controlled for:
- other neighborhood characteristics
  - living conditions
  - social comparison
  - visits to/from neighbors
  - removal rate
  - urbanization
- personal characteristics
  - gender
  - non-German nationality
  - age
  - age squared
  - income
  - education
  - marital status
  - health (subj.)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.12 p < .01 West Germany O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.01 ns East Germany

b's additionally controlled for:
- personality: 'Big Five' traits
- locus of control