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Correlational findings

Study Palisi (1984): study ZZ Western nations 1977 /1

Public:
Males, metropolitan areas, London, Los Angeles and Sydney, 1977-80
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 752
Non Response:
67%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with housing
Our Classification
Operationalization
Subjective crowding: closed questions on how frequently the respondent has had the following feelings, ranging from 1 (all the time) to 4 (never):
- feelings that the home is the right   size
- feelings of personal privacy from   household members
- perception of lack of room in the   household
- feelings that there are too many   people at home
- feelings that people get in each   other's way at home

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-cm-sq-v-4-a Beta = Subj. crowding      London     L.A.       Sydndey
-right size   ß =   +.13 ns    +.19 05    +.08 ns
-privacy      ß =        ns         ns         ns
-lack room    ß =   +.06 ns    -.03 ns    -.06 ns
-too many     ß =   -.06 ns    +.07 ns    -.16 ns
-in way       ß =   -.03 ns    -.14 ns    +.04 ns
              R²=    .07 ns     .10 ns     .08 ns

All values controlled for marriage status, occupation, education, age and neighbourhood noise.