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Mollenkopf et al. (2005): study ZZ Europe 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Mollenkopf, H.; Baas, S.; Marcellini, F.; Oswald, F.
Title:
Mobility and the Quality of Life.
Source:
Mollenkopf, H; et al; Eds.: "Enhanching Mobility in Later Life", IOS Press, 2005, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 279 - 288

Investigation

Public:
55+ aged, 6 European countries, 2000
Survey name:
MOBILATE
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 3950
Non Response:
45%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 21 questions:

A  Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days?
   10 totally satisfied
   9
   8
   7
   6
   5
   4
   3
   2
   1
   0  totally unsatisfied

B  Indicate to what extend you feel this way during the past few weeks:
   a nervous
   b  distressed
   c  afraid
   d  jittery
   e  irritable
   f  upset
   g  scared
   h  exiled
   i   ashamed
   j   guilty
   k  hostile
   l  active
   m determined
   n  inspired
   o  enthusiastic
   p  alert
   q  attentive
   r  proud
   s  strong
   t  interested
   Answer options:  
   1  very slightly or not at all
   2  a little
   3  moderately
   4  quite a bit
   5  extremely
   Affect Balance Score (ABS): (a-k) - (l-t) Name: Watson's PANAS
Classification:
M-AO-c-mq-*-110-a
Author's label:
Quality of Life
Page in publication:
279,284

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Current age (in years) Current age (in years) Sex Sex (male vs female) SES Current socio-economic status Vision Restrictions in seeing Physical mobility Current functional health Visumotoric coordination Restrictions in seeing External control beliefs Inner locus of control Urban (vs rural) Rural vs urban dwelling Residential area Attitudes to local environment Variety of social network Characteristics of intimate-network Outdoor motivation Leisure aspirations Outdoor mobility Place of leisure (indoor vs outdoor)
Vacationing
Current travel behavior