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Correlational findings

Study Mollenkopf & Kaspar (2005): study DE 2000

Public
55+ aged, general public, rural areas, East and West Germany, 2000
Survey name
INT-MOBILATE
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
41,6%
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Neighbourhood features
Our Classification
Distribution
West Germany: M=7,5 ; SD=1,8; East Germany: M=6,3; SD=2,0; p<0,001
Operationalization
Sum score of a total of 10 desirable neighbourhood features

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba Beta = -.02 ns Beta controlled for:
- Socio-demographic:
   - sex
   - age
   - satisfaction with finances
- Health-related:
   - activities of daily living
   - visu-motoric coordination
   - affect balance score
   - satisfaction with health
- Social network:
   - household type
   - network variety
- Housing:
   - basic household features
   - home ownership
   - satisfaction with housing
- Living area:
   - available services
   - satisfaction with living area
- Mobility:
   - car use as passenger
   - car use as driver
   - satisfaction with public transport
   - satisfaction with mobility
- Leisure time activities:
   - outdoor leisure activities
   - satisfaction with leisure activities

No interaction with region (East/West Germany)