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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
Openness of personality
Our Classification
Operationalization
Openness of personality indicated by questions on:
- appreciation for art
- emotion
- adventure
- unusual ideas
- imagination, curiosity
- variety of experience

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.05 p < .01 West Germany O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.11 p < .01 East Germany

b's controlled for:
- neighborhood characteristics
  - living conditions
  - social comparison
  - social cohesiveness
- personal characteristics
  - gender
  - non-German nationality
  - age
  - age squared
  - income
  - education
  - marital status
  - health (subj.)
- other personality traits
  - extraversion
  - conscientiousness
  - agreeableness
  - neuroticism
  - external locus of control
  - internal locus of control