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Studies

Aussen et al. (2008): study NL Rotterdam 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Aussen, S.; Hooijmans, S.; VanderLinden, L.
Title:
Geluk in Rotterdam. Het Effect van Vrijetijds Voorzieningen op het Geluk in Wijken. (Happiness in Rotterdam. The Effect of Leisure Time Facilities on the Happiness in Neighbourhoods).
Source:
Bachelor Thesis, Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2008, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
16-75 aged, general public, City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2007
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 4420
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how happy would you say you are?
1  not happy at all
2  not too happy
3  happy
4  very happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-ab
Author's label:
overall happiness
Page in publication:
27
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.11%,   2: 7.92%,   3: 68.82%,   4: 22.15%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.12 7.21
SD:
0.58 1.48

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding income level Current income level (unspecified) number of facilities Availability of amenities in vinicity number of sportfacilities Sports facilities in vinicity facilities for children Child care in vinicity
Schools in vinicity
participation in local facilities in general Use of local facilities
Current total social participation
participation in sportfacilities Sporting
Active involvement in sports
number of cultural facilities Cultural facilities in vinicity number of nature facilities Local nature other facilities Amenities in vinicity participation in cultural facilities Current cultural participation participation in nature facilities Use of local facilities
Leisure
Local nature
participation in other facilities Use of local facilities contact with neighbours Social contacts in vinicity
Current contacts
satisfaction with living environment Satisfaction with local environment