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Studies

Hogan et al. (2016): study ZZ Western nations 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Hogan, M.J.; Conway, R.; Leyden, K.M.
Title:
Happiness and Health across the Lifespan in Five Major Cities: The Impact of Place and Government Performance
Source:
Social Science & Medicine, 2016, Vol. 162, 168 - 176

Investigation

Public:
25-85 aged inhabitants of 5 big cities, western nations 2007
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 5000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
mostly by smartphone

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

How happy are you now?
5  very happy
4  somewhat happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  not very happy
1  not happy at all
-   DK
-   NA
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-hb
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Weighted average computen by WDH ream from table 1
Page in publication:
170
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.00 -
SD:
0.97 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Place characteristics of city Amenities in vicinity Performance of city Availability of amenities in vicinity Health Global health rating Feel connected to people in neighourhood Satisfaction with social contacts in vicinity Opportunities for volunteering in city Opportunities for volunteering in vicinity Trust in city government Attitudes to local government
Trust in institutions
Job opportunities in city Job opportunities in vicinity Age Current age (in years)