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Correlational findings

Study Cohen et al. (1982): study US 1979

Public:
18-55 aged, general public, New York City, 1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 602
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Perceived crime in the neighborhood
Our Classification
Operationalization
5-item index of questions on extent to which respondents had witnessed or personally heard of local violent crimes.
1: a fight in which a weapon was used.
2: violent arguments between neighbors.
3: people being hit by the police.
4: somemone murdered.
5: someone comitting suicide.
Responses rated on a four-point scale,
ranging from "never" (1) to "frequently" (4).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BC-cm-mq-v-4-a r = -.21 p < .01