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Correlational findings

Study Gilbert et al. (2016): study GB Scotland 2009

Public
16+ aged, general public, Scotland, 2009
Survey name
UK-Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS)
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
meet friends and family
Our Classification
Distribution
Meet friends and family once/twice a week
In remote rural areas, M = 0.802, SE = 0.038
In accesible rural areas, M = 0.814, SE = 0.025
In non-rural areas, M = 0.880, SE = 0.009
Operationalization
Selfreport on question whether one meets friends and family
1:once or twice a week
0 No meeting family and friends

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e OLRC = +.32 p < .008 OLRC controlled for:
-Environmental characteristics
- remote rural area
- accesible rural areas
-Individual characteristics
- male
- age, age squared
- income
- education
- unemployed
- retired
- marital status
- number of children under 16
- health last 12 months excellent/good
- financial position worse than last year
- talk to neighbour once/twice a week
- attend local group once a month
- play sport/exercise once a month
- religious service/meetings once a month