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Mollenkopf & Kaspar (2005): study DE 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Mollenkopf, H.; Kaspar, R.
Title:
Ageing in Rural Areas of East and West Germany: Increasing Similarities and Remaining Differences.
Source:
European Journal of Aging, 2005, Vol. 2, 120 - 130

Investigation

Public:
55+ aged, general public, rural areas, East and West Germany, 2000
Survey name:
MOBILATE
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 762
Non Response:
41,6%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past year?
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

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score   (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past year' version)
Classification:
A-BW-cy-mq-v-5-f
Author's label:
Emotional well-being
Remarks:
Affect Balance computed by us, substracting Negative Affect Score from Positive Affect Score
Page in publication:
122, 124
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -40 - 40 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.05
SD:
0.25
Full text:
Selfreport on single question;
What do you think, how satisfied are you at this moment- all in all - with your life ?' 'If for instance you are totally satisfied with your life, please mark a '10'.If you are totally unsatisfied with your life, mark a '0'.If you are not completely unsatisfied nor totally satisfied range yourself somewhere between '1' and '9"
10   completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life in general
Remarks:
11-point Likert scale also used in the German Welfare Survey and by the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)
Page in publication:
122
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.35
SD:
2.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Region in Germany Region in Germany Satisfaction with finances Satisfaction with income\finances Activities of daily living (ADL) Degree of restriction Age Age difference among elderly Sex Sex (male vs female) PANAS O-SL by A-AB Visu-motoric coordination (DST) Restrictions in moving Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Household type Current household-composition Network variety Current intimate relationships Basic household features Household appliances Home ownership House owned or rented Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with housing Available services Amenities in vinicity Neighbourhood features Local environmental quality Satisfaction with living area Satisfaction with amenities in vinicity Car use as passenger Kind of social support received
Posibility to travel
Car use as driver Amount of travel
Modes of travel
Satisfaction with public transport Satisfaction with local transport
Satisfaction with travel mode
Satisfaction with mobility Attitudes to one's life-style
Satisfaction with possibility to travel
Outdoor leisure activities Place of leisure (indoor vs outdoor) Satisfaction with leisure time activities Attitudes to own activity pattern
Leisure aspirations
General life satisfaction in German rural regions Socio-demographic + environment + health + life style