Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyMollenkopf et al. (2004): study DE 2000
TitleQuality of Life in Urban and Rural Areas of Five European Countries: Similarities and Differences.
SourceHallym International Journal of Aging, 2004, Vol. 6, 1 - 36
Public55+ aged, Germany, 2000
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with domains ol life
Page in Source 24,29
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Satisfaction with:
1. Demografic factors: age; gender
2. Environment: housing amenities; home ownership; 
housing; living area
3. Mobility: car in household; public transportation; 
mobility
4. Services: medical services; services and shops; 
services
5. Culture: cultural amenities; natural environment; 
leisure
6. Security
7. Social Environment: living together; division social 
netweork, friends/kin nearby
8. Economic situation: income per peron; finances
9. Health: ADL; health

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRČ=.68
GERMANY WEST
-urban areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRaČ=.35
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRČ=.36
-rural areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRaČ=.19
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRČ=.57
GERMANY EAST
-urban areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRaČ=.27
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRČ=.41
-rural areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRaČ=.16


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dSelfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 totally unsatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
RaČADJUSTED COEFFICIENT OF MULTIPLE CORRELATION
Type: descriptive statistic only
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0 ; 1]

Meaning:
Ra = 0 « not any association
Ra = 1 « strongest possible association
COEFFICIENT of DETERMINATION
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0; 1]

Meaning:
RČ = 0 « no influence of any correlate in this study has been established.
RČ = 1 « the correlates determine the happiness completely.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl