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Correlational findings

Study Baker et al. (2005): study US 1986

Public:
60+ aged, USA, followed 3 years 1986-1989
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1279
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Social activity
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self reported activities in the last year:
- attending meetings
- talking on the phone
- visiting friends

Rated:
0 Never
1 Less than once a month
2 About once a month
3 Two or three times a month
4 Once a week
5 More than once a week

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.15 p < .05 T1 social activity by T2 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a r = +.11 p < .05 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +.05 p < .05 B (+.052) controlled for:
- T1 activity in voluntary associations
- T1 health
- T1 social support
- T1 religious participation
- Demographic variables
   - age
   - gender
   - education
   - race
   - marital status
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a b = +.04 p < .10 B (+.024) controlled for:
- T1 activity in voluntary associations
- T1 health
- T1 social support
- T1 religious participation
- Demographic variables
   - age
   - gender
   - education
   - race
   - marital status
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a b = +.01 ns B (+0,010) additionally controlled for:
- T1 happiness (indicating CHANGE in happiness)