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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
Talking to neighbours
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=3,02 SD=0,76

Frequencies in %:
          All     Men   Women  Age<=30 Age>30
1:      10     10        9           16              7
2:      15     16        14         17            14
3:      40     42       38          36            41
4:      36     33       39          31            38
Operationalization
How often do you talk to your neighbours?
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 = +.03 ns 2 once or twice a month (vs. 1) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.14 p < .01 3 once or twice a week (vs. 1) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.27 p < .01 4 on most days (vs. 1)

B's controlled for:
- frequency of meeting friends
- 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