Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (2008b): study ZZ 1995

Adults, general public, 98 nations, 2000s
N = 150000
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
Voluntary work
Our Classification
Average response to survey question:
Which, if any of the following organisations and activities are you doing unpaid voluntary work for?
- social welfare services for elderly, handicapped or deprived people
- religious or church organaisations
- trade unions
- political parties of groups
- local community action on issues like poverty, employment, housing, racial equality
- third world development or human rights
- conservation, environment, ecology
- professional associations
- youth work (e.g. scouts, guides)
- sports or recreation
- women's groups
- peace movement
- animal rights
- voluntary organisations on health
- other groups
1: mentioned
0: not mentioned

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a r = -.06 Average happiness by voluntary work in 57 nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a rpc = +.12 rpc controlled for purchasing power per head