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Correlational findings

Study Gonzalez (2008): study ES 2005

Public
Elderly, city Spain, 2005
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Kind of leisure activities
Our Classification
Remarks
Grouped in eight categories: A: Social activities B: Masscommunication use C: Building knowledge D: Home activities and hobbies E: Creative activities F: Activities outside the home G: Community service activities H: Games
Distribution
A) social activities (M = 3.09; SD = 0.56);
B) mass communication use (M = 3.37; SD = 0.42)
C) building knowledge (M = 2.76; SD = 0.80);
D) home activities and hobbies (M = 2.90; SD = 0.90);
E) creative activities (M = 1.58; SD = 0.75);
F)  activities outside home (M = 1.83; SD = 0.42);
G) community service activities (M = 2.26; SD = 0.84);
H) games (M = 2.32; SD = 0.92).
Operationalization
Selfreport of frequency of participation in 28 activities. Ss checked using the following list
a: Going to concents, teatre, cinema, plays or musuems
b: Going to church
c: Visiting friends
d: Visiting relatives
e: Communicating by phone with friends
f: Communicating by phone with relatives
g: Going out with friends to have lunch, coffee, etc.
h: Going out with relatives to have lunch, coffee, etc.
i: Watching educational television
j: Watching entertainment television
k: Reading newspapers and magazines
l: Reading books
m: Listening to the radio
n: Home repair and maintenance
o: Looking after plants
p: Looking after pets
q: Taking care for a sick relative
r: Looking after kids
s: Attending a leisure group - playing with a musical group, a theatre group, going on trips-
t: Writing, painting, sculpture, playing a musical instrument
u: Listening to music
v: Doing physical exercise
w: To do unpaid work for others
x: Taking courses or lessons
y: Going shopping (not include buying food or things for the house)
z: Collaboration with an NGO
aa: To play solitary games and card  
ab: Board games with others

Rating:
1: never
2: sometimes
3: once a month
4: several times a month
5: one a week
6: several times a week
7: every day

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-u-sq-v-7-a DM =                                 Happiness
A: Social activities            M =
B: Masscommunication use
C: Building knowledge
D: Home activities and hobbies
E: Creative activities
F: Activities outside the home
G: Community service activities
H: Games
A-BMr-cm-mq-v-5-a = A: Social activities
B: Masscommunication use
C: Building knowledge
D: Home activities and hobbies
E: Creative activities
F: Activities outside the home
G: Community service activities
H: Games