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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 social cohesion in neighborhood
Our Classification
Operationalization
6-item index measuring the extent to which respondents see their local neighborhood as a positive source of help.
1: most of the people around here know  their neighbors well.
2: the people in the neighborhood often    share things to help each other out.
3: people in this neighborhood talk to each other about things that bother  them.
4: in this neighborhood you can always find somebody to help you out when  you need it.
5: a lot op people in this area are  friendly and helpful.
6: people in this neighborhood sometimes lend each other money when things are tight.

Responses were given on a four-point scale, ranging from "not all like it
is" (1) to "exactly like it is" (4).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BC-cm-mq-v-4-a r = =.13 p < .01