Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1996c): study ZZ 1990

Adults, general public, 48 nations, around 1990
N = 75000
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Participation in voluntary activities
Our Classification
Data: World Value Survey 2, item 37-54, 1990-92, Ann Arbor, Michagan, USA
Average response to survey question:
Which, if any of the following organisations and activities are you doing unpaid voluntary work for?
- social welfare services for elderly, handicapped or deprived people
- religious or church organaisations
- trade unions
- political parties of groups
- local community action on issues like poverty, employment, housing, racial equality
- third world development or human rights
- conservation, environment, ecology
- professional associations
- youth work (e.g. scouts, guides)
- sports or recreation
- women's groups
- peace movement
- animal rights
- voluntary organisations on health
- other groups
1: mentioned
0: not mentioned

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a r = +.29 Happy Life Years by Participation in voluntary activities in 32 nations Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a rpc = +.03 rpc controlled for buying power per capita