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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 problems in the neighborhood
Our Classification
Operationalization
5-item index of ratings of social problems in the neigborhood.
1: drug addicts in the neighborhood.
2: alcoholics in the street.
3: rundown buildings.
4: burglary of homes and apartments.
5: crazy people on the streets
6: unemployment
Responses were rated on four-point scales, ranging from "not at 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 = -.23 p < .01