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Correlational findings

Study Smyth et al. (2008): study CN 2003

Public:
18+ aged, general public, urban areas, China, 2003
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8890
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Respondents were interviewed in person in shopping centers

Correlate

Authors's label
Neighbourhood environment
Our Classification
Distribution
1=1.3%; 2=7.7%; 3=24.2%; 4=56.5%; 5=10.3%. Mean perceived change rating=3.66 (SD=0.81).
Operationalization
Response to the question: Over the last two years, what changes in environmental consciousness have you observed in the neighbourhood in which you live? Responses depicted on an ordinal scale from 1= 'considerable fall' to 5='significant improvement'.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e OPRC = +.20 p < .001 none OPRC(0.202) controled for:
- Environmental surroundings
  - pollution
  - disaster
  - congestion
  - parks
- Personal characteristics
  - gender
  - age
  - marital status
  - education
  - occupation
  - unemployed
  - income
- Attitudes on other socio-economic and political issues
  - pro-market
  - income inequality
  - social protection
  - national reunification
  - SARS