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Correlational findings

Study Kennedy & Mehra (1985): study CA Edmonton CMA 1977

Public:
18+ aged, general public, City of Edmonton, Canada, 1977-1984
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3440
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
objective change in social environment
Our Classification
Operationalization
Question about which year differed significantly from other years.
1. Yes
2. No

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.09 Step-wise regression by age group.
age group 17-25
Years 1978 and 1984 indicated.

Beta controlled for:
- standard of living satisfaction
- friendship satisfaction
- family satisfaction
- job satisfaction
- neighbourhood satisfaction
- financial better/worse than year ago
- health satisfaction
- education
- things wanted to do satisfaction
O-SLu-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.05 Year 1981 indicated.
age-group 26-45

Beta controlled for:
- standard of living satisfaction
-friendship satisfaction
- family satisfaction
- job satisfaction
- health satisfaction
- non work activities satisfaction
- neighbourhood satisfaction
- finanacial better/worse than year ago
- sex
- things wanted to do satisfaction
O-SLu-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.06 Year 1982 indicated.
age-group 45+

Beta controlled for:
- standard of living satisfaction
- health satisfaction
- non work activities satisfaction
- financial better/worse than year ago
- job satisfacion
- frienship satisfaction
- family satisfaction
- things wanted to do satisfaction
- sex