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Correlational findings

Study Boyce & Wood (2011): study DE 2005

Public
17-96 aged, general public Germany, followed 4 years 2005-2008
Survey name
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample
Respondents
N = 54460
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Personality variables
Our Classification
Remarks
Shortened versino of standard 'Big Five' questionaire (Gelitz & Schupp, 2005). Assessed in 2005.
Operationalization
a) Openess to experience
b) Conscientiousness
c) Extroversion
d) Agreeableness
e) Neuroticism

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.08 p < .01 a) openess to expierence O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.03 p < .01 b) conscientiousness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.04 p < .01 c) extroversion O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.08 p < .01 d) agreeableness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = -.20 p < .01 e) neuroticism

All betas, based upon fixed effects, controlled for:
- Montly household income (log)
- Household size (log)
- Marital status
- Employment status
- Disabled
- Child dummy

Similar results for pooled OLS.