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Correlational findings

Study Powdthavee (2008): study GB 1997

Public
16-65 aged Great-Britain, followed 6 years, 1997-2003
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
n.a.
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Meeting friends and relatives
Our Classification
Remarks
Due to a small number of respondents Less often than once a month is considered as Never
Distribution
Range= a-d:1-4 M=3,31 SD=0,94

Frequencies in %:
          All     Men   Women  Age<=30 Age>30
1:       2        3        2            1               3
2:      11     12        9            6             13
3:      40     42       39          31            44  
4:      47     43       50          62            40
Operationalization
How often do you meet friends or relatives who are not living with you, whether here at your home or elsewhere?
1 Never and Less often than once a month
2 Once or twice a month
3 Once or twice a week
4 On most days

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.21 p < .01 2 Once or twice a month (vs. 1) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.30 p < .01 3 Once or twice a week (vs. 1) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.38 p < .01 4 On most days (vs. 1)

B's controlled for:
- frequency of talking to neighbours
- gender
- age
- socioeconomic variables:
- real household income
- marital status
- employment status
- look after home
- health status
- education level
- household size
- home ownership
- days spent in hospital
- number of children

Robust OLS. Ordered Probit analysis and ordered probit analysis without socioeconomic variables yield similar results