Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Satisfaction with neigbours

StudyInoguchi & Fujii (2013): study MN 2003
TitleThe Quality of Life in Asia. A Comparison of Quality of Life in Asia
SourceSpringer, 2013, Dordrecht, Netherlands
PublicWorking aged (20-69), Mongolia, 2003-2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =536

Author's labelSatisfaction with life domains
Page in Source 33,36-37,101,111-112
Our classificationSatisfaction with neigbours
Selfreport on single questions:" Please tell me how 
satisfied or dissatisfied you are with the following 
aspects of your life.."
A Individual level materialist sphere
    Aa housing
    Ab standard of living
    Ac household income
    Ad health
    Ae education
    Af  job
B Individual level post-materialist sphere
    Ba friendships
    Bb marriage
    Bc  neighbors
    Bd  family life
    Be leisure
    Bf  spiritual life
C Public sphere
    Ca public safety
    Cb condition of environment
    Cc social welfare system
    Cd democratic system

5 very satisfied
4 somewhat satisfied
3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2 somewhat dissatisfied
1 very dissatisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.36 p < .01
Aa: Satisfaction with housing
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.07 ns
Be: Satisfaction with leisure
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.38 p < .01
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.65 p < .01
Ab: Satisfaction with standard of living
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.33 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.02 ns
Ac: Satisfaction with household income
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.31 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.32 p < .01
Ad: Satisfaction with health
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.24 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.02 ns
Ae: Satisfaction with education
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.06 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.13 ns
Af: Satisfaction with job
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.13 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.02 ns
Ba: Satisfaction with friendships
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.10 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.16 ns
Bb: Satisfaction with marriage
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.18 ns
Bc: Satisfaction with neighbors
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.18 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.35 p < .01
Bd: Satisfaction with family life
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.21 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.06 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.05 ns
Ca: Satisfaction with public safety
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.01 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.04 ns
Cb: Satisfaction with condition of environment
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.08 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.02 ns
Cc: Satisfaction with social welfare system
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.07 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.06 ns
Cd: Satisfaction with democratic system
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.04 ns
- marrieds only

OLRC's controlled for:
- INDIVIDUAL characteristics:
  - Satisfaction with other life domains
  - Access to public services:
    - water supply
    - electricity
    - piped gas
  - lifestyle characteristics:
    - religion
    - living internationally
    - English ability
    - homeownership
    - number of family members
    - relative standard of living
    - no right to vote
  - Socioeconomic status:
    - gender
    - marital status
    - age
    - income
    - educational attainment

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbSelfreport on single question:

All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
5 very happy
4 quite happy
3 neither happy nor unhappy
2 not too happy
1 very unhappy

Appendix 2: Statistics used
OLRCREGRESSION coefficient in ORDERED categorical LOGISTIC analysis.

Only the sign of the computed coefficient is informative.

Happiness is an ordered categorical variable. Higher categories correspond to being happier.

OLRC < 0 indicates that the odds of being beyond a chosen happiness category-to- be-ing at or below that category decreases when

1) the corresponding metric correlate increases
2) the corresponding category of a categorical correlate is compared to the reference category.

OLRC > 0 indicates an increase in the odds for both the above cases.
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.