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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 = 54424
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Meeting friends and relatives
Our Classification
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