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Correlational findings

Study Goudy & Goudeau (1981): study US 1975

Public:
50+ aged, general public, North-Central Iowa, USA, 1975
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2321
Non Response:
11.3%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Community attachement
Our Classification
Operationalization
Three items combined in community attachement scale (3-9);
Would you say you feel at home in this community? probably not or definitely not (1), probably (2), definitely (3)
What interest do you have in knowing what goes on in this community? none (1), some (2), much (3)
Suppose that for some reason you had to move away from this community; how sorry or pleased would you be to leave? very pleased, pleased or no difference (1), quite sorry (2), very sorry (3)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-d r = +.30 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-d Beta = +.24 p < .001 ß controlled for age, income, education, marital status, relatives in community, friends in community, local people known, organizational memberships, quality of life