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Correlational findings

Study Bruni & Stanca (2006): study ZZ 1990

Public:
Adults, general public, 80 nations, 1990-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 259947
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Member of voluntary organization
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport of membership of a voluntary organization
0: no
1: yes

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1,2 p < .05 B (+1,15) controlled for:
- income
- self rated health
- perceived freedom
- unemployed
- married
- education
- age
- gender
- religion perceived as important
- trust in people
- honesty (cheating on tax justifiable or not)
- individual country dummies
- time dummies for survey waves

B means 1,25 point greater happiness on scale 10-100 of members
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.73 p < .05 B additionally controlled for:
- active membership

B is points greater happiness on scale 10-100 of members