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Correlational findings

Study Winkelmann (2009): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
Employed, who fell unemployed, West-Germany 1984-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5536
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Active social life
Our Classification
Operationalization
Attending at least once a week (yes or no) in:
a Cultural events
b Entertainment events
c Sport
d Visiting friend, relative
e Voluntary work
f Church services

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +                                 male   female
Attending cultural events       +,370  +,614
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = - Attending entertainment events  -,101 -,068 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = + Sport                           +,427  +,502 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = + Visiting friend, relative       +,224  +,374 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = + Engaging in voluntary work      +,155  +,186 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = + Attending church services       +,212  +,350

B's controlled for
-sex
-nationality
-age
-marital status
-education
-East/West-germany

B denotes p[oints difference in happiness on scale 0-10