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Correlational findings

Study Pfeifer (2013): study DE 2003

Public:
16+ aged general public, Germany, followed 5 years, 2003-2008
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 9972
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Education
Our Classification
Operationalization
a) secondary schooling degree:
     1) low (reference group)
     2) middle
     3) high

b) apprenticeship degree:
    1 yes
    0 no

c) university degree:
    1 yes
    0 no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +1.1 p < .10 Secondary schooling, middle (vs low) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +1.0 ns Secondary schooling, high (vs low) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.15 ns Apprenticeship degree (vs no degree) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.11 University degree (vs no degree)

b's controlled for:
- marital status
- number of close friends
- number of persons in household
- german citizenship
- age
- subjective health-status
- employment status
- year dummy 2008
- regions