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Correlational findings

Study London et al. (1977): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972
Survey name:
IR-National Survey QOL
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1297
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
All Leisure satisfaction items
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 6 questions about leisure satistaction with:
a: activity with friends
b: activities with family
c: social contacts
d: affiliation to organizations
e: sport and recreation facilities
f: entertainment facilities

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.14 p < .01 All                   (N=1297) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.06 p < .01 Males                 (N=547) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.21 p < .01 Females               (N=750) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.16 p < .01 Whites                (N=1165) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.11 ns Blacks                (N=115) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.13 p < .01 Ages 16-29            (N=358) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.15 p < .01 Ages 30-49            (N=450) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.17 p < .01 Ages 50-65            (N=269) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.15 p < .01 Married               (N=890) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.16 ns Divorced, widowed, or separated  (N=246) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.17 ns Never married         (N=160) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.11 ns Education: 0-11 grade            (N=424) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.19 p < .01 High school graduate  (N=307) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.14 p < .01 Some college          (N=358) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.21 p < .01 College graduate      (N=190) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.11 ns Low socioeconomic status         (N=337) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.20 p < .01 Mid socioeconomic status         (N=268) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.16 p < .01 High socioeconomic status        (N=408) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.17 p < .01 White-collar workers             (N=404) O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.09 p < .01 Blue-collar workers              (N=349)

Beta's in SES subgroups controlled for other socio-demographic variables