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Homel & Burns (1989): study AU 1987

Publication

Author(s):
Homel, R.; Burns, A.
Title:
Environmental Quality and the Well-Being of Children.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1989, Vol. 21, 133 - 158

Investigation

Public:
Basic school children, Sydney, Australia ,1987
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 321
Non Response:
29,6%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on different single questions

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale
- scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing
- scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
Classification:
M-CO-*-sq-*-11-a
Author's label:
Emotional adjustment
Page in publication:
136,144

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Child's age and sexe Socio-demographic factors only Housing Quality of current dwelling Street-type Quality of housing in vinicity Neighborhood's social problems Social probems in vinicity Family variables Socio-economic background (earlier for adults, current for young)
Socio-cultural background (earlier for adults, current for young)
Various combinations of current conditions