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Correlational findings

Study MacKerron & Mourato (2009): study GB London 2007

Public:
16+ aged, general public, London, 2007
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 331
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's label
NO2 mean concentration 2007
Our Classification
Operationalization
Annual average concentrations of NO2, in 50m x 50m grid squares (cells), covering an area of 3260 km² of London. Pollution levels around each respondent's home were calculated as the mean pollutant concentrations in the 5 x 5 cells centred on the cell containing the respondent's Code-Point.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd b = -.04 p < .05 B controlled for:
-age
-gender
-health
-marriage
-divorce
-log income
-homeowner
-social tenant
-crowding
-religious
-trust
-children
-single parent
-tv
-relatives (1 if respondent meets or speaks to relatives outside the houshold at least once a week, 0 otherwise)
-neighbours
-groups
-distance from citycentre
-NO2 trend (NO2 25-cell mean concentration annual trend, μ g/m³)
-mainroad 50m
-bomb attack day
-sunny
-reverse scale (1 if rating scales were represented to respondent in reverse order)

Ordinary Least Square, ordered probit gave almost the same results.