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Studies

Wahl et al. (2007): study ZZ Various nation sets 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Wahl, H.W.; Claus, C.; Mollenkopf, H.; Oswald, F.
Title:
Environmental Aspects of Quality of life in Old Age.
Source:
Mollenkopf, H.;Walker, A.;Eds: '''Quality of Life and Old Age", Springer, 2007, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 101 - 122

Investigation

Public:
55+aged, urban and rural regions in 5 EU nations 2000-2003
Survey name:
MOBILATE
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 3950
Non Response:
Except for Eastern Germany rural areas 32%, urban areas 48%, rural Italy 18.6%, urban The Netherlands 65.8%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Standardized questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

.. Life satisfaction .. (full text not reported)
10 very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-n-11-b

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Region Rural vs urban dwelling Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Diversity of network Contacts with relatives
Current contacts with friends
Satisfaction with health Later health-behavior Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with leisure activities Satisfaction with leisure activities Importance of being out Convern about travel
Specific concerns
Concern about travel
Options of outdoor activities Attitudes to own activity pattern
Place of leisure (indoor vs outdoor)