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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
Activity of daily living indexH14ac01Degree of restriction
Driving carP12ab02eaCar
Driving carT03ab02Modes of travel, also classified as above ↑
Education in yearsE01ab01Years schooling
Health impairments affecting mobilityH02abCurrent handicap
Health impairments affecting mobilityT03abCurrent travel behavior, also classified as above ↑
Health satisfactionH14af04Satisfaction with health
Health satisfactionL04ad01Single domain evaluations, also classified as above ↑
Living aloneH20ab01Living alone or not
Participation in outdoor engagement and sportsS12ab01aActive involvement in sports
Participation in outdoor engagement and sportsA02ac12Sporting, also classified as above ↑
Participation in religious activitiesR12adCurrent religious practices
Participation in social activitiesS08abCurrent total social participation
Participation in social activitiesA02ac10Socializing, also classified as above ↑
Performing physical activityT03ab02Modes of travel
Performing physical activityA02ac12Sporting, also classified as above ↑
Positive affectA03ab03Hedonic tone in affect
Use of public transportT03abCurrent travel behavior