Correlational finding on Happiness and Attitudes to livability of local environment
Subject code: L14ac

StudyRent & Rent (1978): study US SouthCarolina 1973
TitleLow-Income Housing: Factors Related to Residential Satisfaction.
SourceEnvironment and Behavior, 1978, Vol.10, 459 - 488
URLhttp://eab.sagepub.com/content/10/4/459.abstract
PublicLow-income households, South Carolina, USA 197?
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response50%
Respondents N =257

Correlate
Author's labelNeighborhood Satisfaction
Page in Source 483
Our classificationAttitudes to livability of local environment, code L14ac
Operationalization
Question not reported
3: very good
2: fairly good
1: Not very good
Observed distributionN: 1=94; 2=134; 3=21

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-bDM=+
3: very good          M=2,22; SD=0,69
2: fairly good        M=1,58; SD=0,63
1: Not very good      M=1,76; SD=0,70
O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-bBMCT=+
3<2<1


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-bSelfreport on single question

'general life satisfaction' (text not reported)
3 completely satisfied
2 pretty satisfied
1 not satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
BMCTBONFERRONI's MULTIPLE COMPARISON TEST
Type: statistical procedure

Measurement level: Correlate: nominal, Happiness: metric

Meaning: if the correlate is measured at c levels, the c mean happiness values can be ranked from low to high. A multiple comparison procedure judges for each of the c(c-1) pairs whether or not they differ significantly. A convenient way to represent the results is by ranking the c means and by underlining them in such a way that means which have a common underlining do NOT differ significantly.

When added by us, this test is performed at the 95% confidence level for all the differences together.
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl