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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
Safe neighbourhood
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question: How safe do you think it is to walk around in your area at night? Do you think it is…
4. very safe
3. rather safe
2. rather insafe
1. very unsafe

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b Beta = +.04 ns Turkey O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b Beta = +.01 p < .10 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
  - satisfaction with public services
  - trust in people
  - perceived tensions in society