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Correlational findings

Study Rose & Ozcan (2007): study ZZ EU 15 2003

Public:
18+aged general public, 15 EU member states and Turkey, 2003
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 26000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Policy satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
In general how would you rate the quality of each of the following public services in your country
- Health service
- Education system
- Public transport
- Social services
- State pension system
Rated on a 10-point numerical scale (1=very poor;10=very high)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b Beta = +.18 p < .000 Turkey O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b Beta = +.18 p < .000 EU15 (EU Member States before 2004)

Beta's controlled for:
- Socio-economic position
  - age
  - gender
  - income level (quartile)
  - sufficiency of income (out of money, debts)
  - education
  - health
  - occupational level (manual worker or not)
  - living environment (urban or not)
- Social participation
  - employed
  - church attendance
- Attitudes
  - trust in people
  - perceived tensions in society
  - perceived safety in neigbourhood