Findings on happiness in Gagliardi et al. (2010): study ZZ Western Europe 2000

Author(s)Gagliardi, C.; Marcellini, F.; Papa, R.
TitleAssociations of Personal and Mobility Resources with Subjective Well-being Among Older Adults in Italy and Germany.
SourceArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2010, Vol. 50, 42 -47
Public55+ aged, Germany and Italy, 2000
Survey nameMOBILATE
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Stratified by age (55-74 and 75+)
Respondents N =2118
 Germany N=1518 Italy N=600
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication43
RemarksGermany M=7,4 SD=2 Italy M=7.5 SD=1.9
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.971.97

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Activity of daily living indexshow  Degree of restriction
Driving carshow  Car
Driving carshow  Modes of travel, also classified as above ↑
Education in yearsshow  Years schooling
Health impairments affecting mobilityshow  Current handicap
Health impairments affecting mobilityshow  Current travel behavior, also classified as above ↑
Health satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with health
Health satisfactionshow  Single domain evaluations, also classified as above ↑
Living aloneshow  Living alone or not
Participation in outdoor engagement and sportsshow  Active involvement in sports
Participation in outdoor engagement and sportsshow  Sporting, also classified as above ↑
Participation in religious activitiesshow  Current religious practices
Participation in social activitiesshow  Current total social participation
Participation in social activitiesshow  Socializing, also classified as above ↑
Performing physical activityshow  Modes of travel
Performing physical activityshow  Sporting, also classified as above ↑
Positive affectshow  Hedonic tone in affect
Use of public transportshow  Current travel behavior