Correlational findings

Study Zuzanek (2006): study CA 2001

12-19 aged, Ontario, Canada, 2001/2003
N = 2213
Non Response:
Experience sampling
TIME DIARY: A time diary for the day preceding the survey was filled out in class. So the time spend with different activities could be calculated. EXPERIENCE SAMPLING METHOD: Respondents were signalled by a pre-programmed digital wrist-watch eight times a day durring the course of a week. At the time of the beep, they filled in a short self-report form about e.g. precise time, the company he was with, what he was doing and a number of experiential states. Measures of several experiential states were subsequently combiend into variables, e.g. affect (feeling happy, cheerful, good)


Authors's label
weekly hours of paid work
Our Classification
Hours of work reported in time diaries kept on one day

0 no work reported
1 1-10 hours
2 11-20 hours
4 more than 21 hours

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-?-sq-?-5-a DM = ± no work reported     M = 3.92
1-10 hours           M = 4.02
11-20 hours          M = 3.91
more than 21 hours   M = 3.99