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Correlational findings

Study Sabatini (2011): study IT 2008

Public:
General public, Italy, 2008
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4130
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
not reported, assumed

Correlate

Authors's label
Age
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: age 0-18 (reference)
1: age 19-34
2: age 35-49
3: age 50-64
4: age > 65

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b b = -.11 p < .05 Age 19-34 (vs age 0-18) O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b b = -.23 p < .01 Age 35-49 (vs age 0-18) O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b b = -.23 p < .01 Age 50-64 (vs age 0-18) O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b b = -.21 p < .01 Age > 65  (vs age 0-18)

B's controlled for:
-E-shopping
-Social background
-Gender
-Marital status
-Health condition
-Education
-Income position
-Ownership of the house of residence
-Household income
-Mortgage loan
-Work status
-Neighbourhood
-CO2 emissions
-Public parks and gardens
-Environmental crimes
-Social assistance
-Cultural supply
-Micro-criminality
-Dirtiness of the local area
-Regional poverty
-Noise in the local area

Regarding individual characteristics, happiness is significantly and negatively correlated with older ages. The size of the maginal effect increases at the start, but moderates slightly later.