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Correlational findings

Study Bowling & Gabriel (2004): study GB 2001

Public:
65+aged, Britain, 2000-2001
Survey name:
Omnibus Survey
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 999
Non Response:
23%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interviews took place in the homes of respondents. They lasted between 60-90 minutes.

Correlate

Authors's label
Social activities
Our Classification
Operationalization
Reported number and importance of activities in:
a: clubs
b: local organizations, groups
c: evening/educational class
e: place of worship
d: cinema, theatre, place of entertainment
e: voluntary work
f: game or sport, swimming, keep fit, dancing, walking,
g: library
h: gardening
i: caring: for child er of someone ill/frail, other;
j: voting
h: frequency of getting out of house, holidays/outings

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = -.12 Beta controlled for:
- social comparisons and expectations
- personality
- health
- health values
- social capital
- age
- gender
- socioeconomic status
O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a r = -.23 p < .01