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Correlational findings

Study Keyes (1998): study US Wisconsin 1994

Public
18+ aged, general public, Dane County, Wisconsin USA, 1994
Sample
Respondents
N = 373
Non Response
37%
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Social Contribution
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Metric Loading ranging from .86 to 1.2 validity coefficient ranging from .49 to .65 Alpha Reliability .75
Distribution
M = 30.3   SD = 5.2
Operationalization
Respondents indicated (dis)agreement with the following statements: You think/believe/feel
a) Your behavior has impact on others (+)
b) You have something valuable to give to the world (+)
c) Your daily activities do not produce anything worthwhile for your community (-)
d) You don't have time or energy to give anything to your community (-)
e) Your work provides an important product for society (+)
f) You have nothing important to contribute to society (-)
Items with (-) are reverse scored on scale ranging from 1.strongly 2.moderately 3.slightly disagree 4.slightly 5.moderately 6.strongly agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-m-sq-v-4-a r = +.27 p < .01 O-SLu-h-sq-v-4-a r = +.20 p < .01