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Correlational findings

Study Headey et al. (1991): study AU AU Victoria 1981

Public:
18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981-1987
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 942
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Leisure
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 single question on satisfaction with: The way you spend your spare time; your non-working activities, scored on a 1-9 rating scale.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = -.06 ns Contemporaneous bottom up: satisfying leisure activities make people happy O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = +.17 p < .05 Contemporaneous top down: happy people are satisfied with their leisure activities O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = -.05 ns Lagged bottum up: satisfying leisure activities make people happy O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = +.12 p < .05 Lagged top down:  happy people are satisfied with their leisure activities

Beta's controlled for satisfaction with
- marriage
- job
- standard of living
- friendship
- health