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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
Employed
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Employed
0: Otherwise

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-f r = -.04 p < .01 Employed by T1 Life satisfaction O-SLu-g-sq-v-7-a b = +.15 ns Employed by T2 Life satisfaction
B controlled for:
-T2 voluntary hours
-sociodemographic variables
-age
-gender
-ethnicity
-education
-family income
-marital status
-children at home
O-SLu-g-sq-v-7-a b = +.06 ns Employed by T2 Life satisfaction
B controlled for:
-sociodemographic variables
-age
-gender
-ethnicity
-education
-family income
-marital status
-children at home
-T2 social intergration
-church attendance
-organization attendance
-T1 Life satisfaction(indicating CHANGE in Life satisfaction)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a b = +.12 p < .01 Employed by T2 Happiness
B controlled for:
-sociodemographic variables
-age
-gender
-ethnicity
-education
-family income
-marital status
-children at home
-T2 social intergration
-church attendance
-organization attendance
-T1 happiness measured by a different item
"My life could be happier than it is now"