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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study DE East Germany 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, East Germany, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1336
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Political concern
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single question: "How interested would you say you are in politics?"
1   Not at all interested
2   Not very interested
3   Somewhat interested
4   Very interested

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a DM = + 1       M=3.02     Mt=6.7
2       M=2.85     Mt=6.2
3       M=2.98     Mt=6.6
4       M=2.96     Mt=6.5
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = + 1       M=6.98      Mt=6.6
2       M=6.47      Mt=6.1
3       M=6.74      Mt=6.4
4       M=6.75      Mt=6.4
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + 1       M=1.13      Mt=6.1
2       M= .58      Mt=5.6
3       M=1.28      Mt=6.3
4       M=1.43      Mt=6.4
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a r = +.02 ns O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.02 ns A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.11 p < .001 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a tb = +.02 ns O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tc = +.02 ns A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.07 p < .001 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a Beta = -.00 ns ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.01 ns ß controlled for sex, age, and household income A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.07 p < .05 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income