Correlational findings

Study Shields et al. (2009): study AU 2001

15+ aged general public, Australia, 2001
Survey name:
N = 13903
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face
Additionally self-completion questionnaires were used.


Authors's label
Neighbourhood characteristic: social interaction and support
Our Classification
To what frequency do you observe the following events to happen in your neighbourhood?
a) neighbours helping each other out
b) neighbours doing things together

1 never happens
5 very common

Combined to a 2-10 scale.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.08 p < .01 MALES O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.03 p < .1 FEMALES

OPRC's controlled for:
- region in Australia
- remoteness of place of residence
- duration of living in residence
- neighbourhood characteristics
  a) rate of single parents
  b) unemployment rate
  c) rate of home owners
  d) rate of non-English speaking immigrants
  e) rate of employees working in a
     professional occupation
  f) rate of people over 64 years old
  g) local disamenity
  h) insecurity in the neighbourhood
- age and age squared
- marital status
- number of children
- number of adults in household
- being an Aborginal/Torres Strait Islander
- being an immigrant
- English speaking ability
- health
- education
- employment status
- household income
- house ownership
- religion
- frequency-preference of paying bills
- suspicious of interview questions
- others present during interview
- respondent was living with both parents  
  at age 14
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.08 p < .01 MALES O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.01 ns FEMALES

OPRC's are controlled for:
- relative income
instead of:
- duration of living in residence