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Tsurumi et al. (2018): study JP Tokyo 2014

Publication

Author(s):
Tsurumi, T; Imauji, A.; Managi, S.
Title:
Greenery and Subjective Well-Being: Assessing the Monetary Value of Greenery by Type.
Source:
Ecological Economics, 2018, Vol. 148, 152 - 169

Investigation

Public:
20-83 aged, general public, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2758
Non Response:
38%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
154
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:
6.19 6.19
SD:
2.30 2.30
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1   very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5  neutral
6
7
8
9
10  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cc
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
154
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:
5.73 5.73
SD:
2.03 2.03
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general terms, how happy do you feel with your life?
10 very happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-n-11-b
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
154
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:
5.77 5.77
SD:
2.43 2.43
Full text:
Selfreport on feelings during activities in the previous day (Day Reconstruction Method)

A  worried
B  rushed
C  irritated or angry
D  depressed
E  tense or stressed
F  calm or relaxed
G  enjoying

Rated:
1  not at all
2  a little
3  very much

Computation: (A+B+C+D+E)/5 - (F+G)/2
Classification:
A-AB-yd-mq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
154
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
0.55
SD:
1.18

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Proximity to greenery Local nature Happiness (Cantril ladder) O-SL by C-BW
O-HL by C-BW
A-AB by C-BW
Happiness (Life satisfaction) O-HL by O-SL Happiness (Subjective happiness) O-HL by A-AB
O-HL by C-BW
O-HL by O-SL
Happiness (Affect Balance) A-AB by C-BW Age Current age (in years) Male Sex (male vs female) Chronic illness Chronic illness Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Extraversion Extraverted Agreableness Agreeable Neuroticism Neurotic Concientiousness Conscientious Operness to experience Open Houshold income Household income Self-employed Self employed Unemployed Unemployed involuntary Contract worker Tenure (vs flex contracts) Retired Current status: retired or not Homemaker Full-time home maker Flkoor square per person Surface of house Education Level of school-education Number of people who can be relied on Sources of current support Community participation Current total social participation Participation in elections Voting Experience of crime in neighbourhood Safety in vinicity
Victim of crime
Lifelog learning Studying Satisfaction with access tp greenery Local nature