Correlational findings

Study Mollenkopf & Kaspar (2005): study DE 2000

55+ aged, general public, rural areas, East and West Germany, 2000
Survey name
N = 762
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Outdoor leisure activities
Our Classification
West Germany: M=5,4; SD=2,5; East Germany: M=4,2; SD=2,5; p<0001
Sum score derived from a list of 18 outdoor activities
On the following list some leisure activities are mentioned. Please mention which activities you actually practise and which are especially important for you:
- being together with friends or relatives
- going to a Cafe or Restaurant
- playing games (Bingo, Skat)
- making excursions or small trips
- gardening
- dancing, bowling
- walking,cycling
- going out on the town
- sporting
- visiting sportevents
- going to the pictures, theater,  concert
- going to the library
- attending courses, further education courses
- church attendance, religious meetings
- club activities
- attending meetings for elderly people
- fishing
- other activities?

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba Beta = +.01 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
   - neighbourhood features
   - satisfaction with living area
- Mobility:
   - car use as passenger
   - car use as driver
   - satisfaction with public transport
   - satisfaction with mobility
- Leisure time activities:
   - satisfaction with leisure activities

No interaction with region (East/West Germany)