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Studies

Kasl & Harburg (1975): study US 1970

Publication

Author(s):
Kasl, S.V.; Harburg, E.
Title:
Mental Health and the Urban Environment: Some Doubts and Second Thoughts.
Source:
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 1975, Vol. 16, 268 - 282

Investigation

Public:
25-60 aged married adults, Detroit, USA, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
17%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interviews by same race interviewer

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Now thinking about your life these days in general, would you say, you are.....?
3  very happy
2  fairly happy
1  unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-d
Author's label:
Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Environmental stress Current characteristics of local society Perceived danger for crime Perceived safety in vinicity Appreciation of Neighborhood Satisfaction with local environment Satisfaction with dwelling Satisfaction with housing Wish to move Attitude to neighborhood