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Correlational findings

Study VanSantvoort (2009): study ZZ Europe 2005

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 9 European countries, 2005
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 14889
Non Response:
30 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Most studies based on face-to-face interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Social participation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single questions on:
- Frequency of social meeting with friends, relatives or collegues
- Taking part in social activities
- In paid work
- Doing household, looking after children and other persons.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum---mq-n-11-b Beta = +.13 p < .001 Beta controlled for:
- hampered in daily activities by disability
- socio-demographic variables
- socio-economic variables
- self assessed health
- feeling optimistic and energetic
- feeling about household income

Beta's similar in:
- Belgium
- Germany
- Denmark
- Netherlands
- Slovenia
- United Kingdom

Beta's lowest in:
- Finland (+.061)
- Slovakia (+.065)