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Correlational findings

Study Oosterhof (2008): study NL 2005

Public:
12+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2005
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2204
Non Response:
11%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
And content analysis of diaries.

Correlate

Authors's label
Urban living environment
Our Classification
Operationalization
Urbanization of living environment
1 Little/ not
2 Moderate (reference category)
3 Strong/ very strong

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a D% =             Strong   Moderate   Little
Very happy    22%       30%       25%
Happy         69%       63%       67%
Not happy     9%        7%        8%
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a OR =       UNHAPPY (vs happy)  VERY HAPPY (vs happy)
      observed controlled  observed  controlled
Strong   1,10   1,04       0,74*      0,75*
Moderate 1      1          1          1
Little   1,02   1,11       0,82       0,82

Control variables are:
- gender
- education
- family stage
- situation
- self reported health
- self reported stress
* = p<.05