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Correlational findings

Study Palmore & Luikart (1972): study US 1968

Public:
46+ aged, whites, North Carolina, USA, 1968-70
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 502
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
One whole-day interviews, tests and examinations.

Correlate

Authors's label
Social activity.
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport.
Number of hours spent during the last typical week attending a sport event; attending church, lectures, concerts ect.; doing volunteer work for church, other organizations, or relatives; visiting, telephoning, or writing friends or relatives; parties, eating out, or entertaining.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.09 All C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.17 p < .05 Men. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.03 p < .05 Men. Step wise multiple regression:
selfrated health     R= +.44
org. activity        B1=+.46
confident            B2=+.48
performance status   B3=+.49
employment           B4=+.50
social activity      B5=+.51   

All variables p<.05