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Kwon et al. (2019): study US 2018

Publication

Author(s):
Kwon, M.; Lee, Y.; Pickett, A.
Title:
Neighborhood Physical Environments, Recreational Wellbeing, and Psychological Health.
Source:
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2019, Vol. 14, 253 - 271

Investigation

Public
Residents neighborhoods in,Ohio and Texas, USA 2018
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents
N = 1392
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)
Assessment using online survey service Amazon's Mturk

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question;

Generally I consider myself as..
1 not a very happy person
2
3
4
5
6
7  a very happy person
Classification:
O-HP-g-sq-n-7-c
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
table 2
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.14 6.90
SD:
1.26 2.10
Full text:
Self report on single question:

Some people are generally not very happy; although they are not depressed, they never seem as happy as they might be. How does that characterization describe you?
1  a great deal
2
3
4
5
6
7  not at all

Item in Lyubomirsky & Lepper's 'Subjective Happiness Scale' (SHS). This full scale is not included in this item  bank because one of its four items is about the degree to which one thinks to be happier than ones peers.
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-n-7-bb
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
Table 2
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.57 5.95
SD:
1.52 2.53

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Access to services Closeness to amenities
Proximilty of local amenities
Comfort walking Transport mode Crime safety Perceived safety in vicinity Traffic density Local traffic density
Perceived air pollution in vicinity
Neighborhood upkeep Quality of housing in vicinity
Street maintenance in vicinity
Local neatness
Neighborhood attractiveness Perceived beauty of city Recreationional wellbeing Specific leisure activities Physical wellbeing Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Life satisfaction Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items