Findings on happiness in Homel & Burns (1989): study AU 1987

Publication
Author(s)Homel, R.; Burns, A.
TitleEnvironmental Quality and the Well-Being of Children.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1989, Vol. 21, 133 - 158
DOIDOI: 10.1007/BF00300500
Investigation
PublicBasic school children, Sydney, Australia ,1987
 Children from 18 neighborhoods varying in social and environmental quality.
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Part of a larger survey of community and family interaction representing the total Sydney population.
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
WeightingY
 3-stage probability sample, neighborhoods (LGA's) stratified according to social problem level (high, medium, low) and whether they were less than 1 hour driving from from the central business district or not.
Respondents N =321
Non Response29,6%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on different single questions Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale - scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing - scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
ClassificationO-Mix---sq-*-11-a
Author's labelEmotional adjustment
Page in publication136,144
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Child's age and sexeS15ab01Socio-demographic factors only
Family variablesF01ahSocio-cultural background (earlier for adults, current for young)
Family variablesF01agSocio-economic background (earlier for adults, current for young), also classified as above ↑
Family variablesS15ab44Various combinations of current conditions, also classified as above ↑
HousingH22ab03Quality of current dwelling
Neighborhood's social problemsL17ab05Local social probems
Street-typeL12ab03dLocal quality of housing