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Correlational findings

Study Bowling & Gabriel (2004): study GB 2001

Public:
65+aged, Britain, 2000-2001
Survey name:
Omnibus Survey
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 999
Non Response:
23%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interviews took place in the homes of respondents. They lasted between 60-90 minutes.

Correlate

Authors's label
Quality of area
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on questions about:
a: ratings in the local area – within about a 15–20 minute walk/drive from home
b: enjoyment of living in area, availability of social and leisure activities (‘for people like yourself’), facilities for people aged 65+ rubbish collection, local health services, local transport, closeness to shops, somewhere nice to walk)
c: safety of the area (feels safe walking alone in area during day, after dark)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.22 p < .01 O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.09 Beta controlled for:
- social comparisons and expectations
- personality
- health
- health values
- social capital
- age
- gender
- socioeconomic status