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Studies

Dittmann & Goebel (2010): study DE 2000 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Dittmann, J.; Goebel, J.
Title:
Your House, Your Car, Your Education: The Socioeconomic Situation of the Neighborhood and its Impact on Life Satisfaction in Germany.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2010, Vol. 96, 497 - 513

Investigation

Public:
17+ aged, general public, Germany, followed 7 years 2000-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 2000-2006
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 22000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  totally unsatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
498, 503
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.90 6.90

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Neighborhood status Socio-economic status of vinicity
Development of local economy
Fear of local crime Perceived safety in vinicity Positive status difference Relative to neighborhood Urbanization Population density in vinicity Visits to/from neighbors Social contacts in vinicity
Current contacts
Close contacts with neighbors Social contacts in vinicity
Current contacts
Removal rate Local social cohesion
In/outflow of residents in vinicity
Openness of personality Open Conscientiousness Conscientious Extraversion Extraverted Agreeableness Agreeable Neuroticism Neurotic
Neurotic (f48)
External locus of control Inner locus of control Status Relative to neighborhood