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Correlational findings

Study Thoits & Hewitt (2001): study US 1986

Public:
25+ aged, general public, USA, 1986-1989
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2867
Non Response:
T1: 33% T2: 21%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
At home

Correlate

Authors's label
Organizational participation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Asked how often you usually attended meetings or programs of groups, clubs, or organizations to which you belonged.
0= never
1= less than once a month
2= about once a month
3= 2 or 3 times a month
4= once a week
5= more than once a week

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-f r = +.09 p < .01 T1 attendance by T1 Life satisfation O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-f b = +.80 p < .001 T2 attendance by T1 Life satisfaction
B controlled for:
-T2 volunteer work hours
-T2 frequency church attend
O-SLu-g-sq-v-7-a b = +.55 p < .001 T2 attendance by T1 Life satisfaction
B controlled for:
-T2 volunteer work hours
-T2 frequency church attend
-T1 volunteer work hours
O-SLu-g-sq-v-7-a b = +.03 p < .01 T2 attendance by T2 Life satisfaction
B controlled for:
-T2 volunteer hours
-T2 church attandance
-T1 life satisfaction(indicating CHANGE in Life satisfaction)
-sociodemographic variables
-age
-gender
-ethnicity
-education
-income
-employment
-marital status
-children at home
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a b = +.03 p < .01 T2 attendance by T2 happiness
B controlled for:
-T2 volunteer hours
-T2 church attandance
-T1 happiness measured by a different item
"My life could be happier than it is now"
-sociodemographic variables
-age
-gender
-ethnicity
-education
-income
-employment
-marital status
-children at home