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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
Active in voluntary organization
Our Classification
  • SOCIAL PARTICIPATION : VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS Current organizational participation Voluntary work
Operationalization
Active involvement in 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 B (+1,17) 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 1,17 point greater happiness on scale 10-100 of active people
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.75 B (+0,75) additionally controlled for:
 - membership of voluntary organization (yes)
 
 B is points greater happiness on scale 10-100 of active people