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Studies

Gagliardi et al. (2010): study ZZ Western Europe 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Gagliardi, C.; Marcellini, F.; Papa, R.
Title:
Associations of Personal and Mobility Resources with Subjective Well-being Among Older Adults in Italy and Germany.
Source:
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2010, Vol. 50, 42 -47

Investigation

Public:
55+ aged, Germany and Italy, 2000
Survey name:
MOBILATE
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2118
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question;
What do you think, how satisfied are you at this moment- all in all - with your life ?' 'If for instance you are totally satisfied with your life, please mark a '10'.If you are totally unsatisfied with your life, mark a '0'.If you are not completely unsatisfied nor totally satisfied range yourself somewhere between '1' and '9"
10   completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Germany  M=7,4  SD=2 Italy  M=7.5  SD=1.9
Page in publication:
43
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.42 7.42
SD:
1.97 1.97

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Education in years Years schooling Living alone Living alone or not Driving car Modes of travel
Car
Use of public transport Current travel behavior Participation in social activities Socializing
Current total social participation
Participation in outdoor engagement and sports Sporting
Active involvement in sports
Participation in religious activities Current religious practices Health impairments affecting mobility Current handicap
Current travel behavior
Activity of daily living index Degree of restriction Performing physical activity Modes of travel
Sporting
Positive affect Hedonic tone in affect Health satisfaction Satisfaction with health
Single domain evaluations