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Correlational findings

Study Oishi et al. (2007a): study 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 96 nations, 1981-2000
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 118519
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Volunteer activities
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self reported: respondents indicated (in deciles)whether they participated in (any of) 15 types of volunteer work.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a DM = + p < .001 The most happy (10) engage more in volunteer activities than moderately happy (9 or 8) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.04 p < .001 Most happy people participate in volunteer activities, as expected on the basis of a linear model. Non-linear model is not significant.


Control variables not reported.