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Studies

Zehner (1977): study US 1973

Publication

Author(s):
Zehner, R.B.
Title:
Indicators of the Quality of Life in New Communities.
Source:
Ballinger, 1977, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Investigation

Public:
Residents communities,planned and unplanned, USA, 1973
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3894
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Stuctured personal interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....?
7  completely satisfied
6
5
4  neutral
3
2
1  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Remarks:
Planned communities; Completely satisfied 31%, satisfied 57%, completely dissatisfied 12%
Unplanned communities; Completly satisfied 31%, satisfied 55%, completely dissatisfied 13%

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) Married status Married state (compared to non-married states) Age Current age (in years) Family income Household income Dwelling type Type of current dwelling Non-black race Ethnic status in the USA Subsidized housing Attitudes to housing Planned community Planned community Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Use of leisure time Satisfaction with leisure activities Health Satisfaction with health Family life Satisfaction with family-life Marriage satisfaction Satisfaction with marriage Job satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Housework satisfaction Satisfaction with home-making Satisfaction with dwelling unit Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with neighbourhood Satisfaction with local environment Satisfaction with community Attitude to vinicity