Correlational findings

Study Michalos et al. (2007): study CA British Columbia 2005

Elderly, British Columbia, Canada, 2005
N = 656
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Replication of a similar survey in 1999


Authors's Label
Crime-Related Worries index
Our Classification
Crime-Related Worries Index, average of 6
items; 0 = never worry 10 = worry a great deal.
1. A thief will break into your home while you are away. 2. Someone will use a weapon to take something from you by force.
3. Someone will steal a personal item e.g., coat, purse, when you have left it somewhere unattended. 4. A thief will break into your home while you are home.
5. Someone will cheat or con you out of a large amount of your money. 6. Someone will assault you.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-g Beta = -.06 O-SQL-c-sq-v-7-b Beta = ns O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f Beta = ns Beta's controlled for:
- mental health
- social support
- crime-relatred worries
- difficulty meeting housing costs
- % of income spent on housing cost
- satisfaction with:
  - family
  - living partner
  - friendships
  - romantic relationships
  - feeling part of community
  - housing
  - neighbourhood
  - health
  - financial security
  - recreation
  - self-esteem
  - government officials
  - sense of meaning of life
  - achievements in life
  - future society