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Correlational findings

Study Zijlmans (2009): study DE 1998 /1

Public:
Unemployed, 21-64 aged, Germany, 1998-1999
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1975
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Importance of leisure for well-being
Our Classification
Error Estimates
T1-T2 correlation .37 for individuals who became unemployed and .29 for individuals who become reemployed between periods
Distribution
Both periods
N= 1:491     2:1270  3:204
%= 1:24,99, 2:64,60 3:10,41
Operationalization
Self report on the question how important leisure is for their well-being and contentment:
3: Very important
2: Important
1: Less important or not important at all

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = + Very important:     M=5,87 SD=2,15
Important:          M=5,92 SD=1,94
Less/not important: M=5,08 SD=2,07