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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
Organizational activity.
Our Classification
Operationalization
Sum of the number of religious services and meetings of other groups such as clubs, unions, or associations which the respondent reported usually attending each month.
Possible range 0- 18.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.18 p < .05 All C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.18 p < .05 Men. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.19 p < .05 Women.. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.26 p < .05 Ages 46-59. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.10 p < .05 Ages 60-71. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.07 p < .05 All.Step wise multiple regression:
selfrated health     R= +.43
org. activity        B1=+.46
internal control     B2=+.47
performance status   B3=+.48
productive hours     B4=+.49
All variables p<.05
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.04 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
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.06 p < .05 Women Step wise multiple regression:
selfrated health     R= +.42
org. activity        B1=+.45
internal control     B2=+.47
All variables p<.05
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.08 p < .05 Ages 46-59. Step wise multiple regression:
selfrated health     R= +.46
org. activity        B1=+.51
performance status   B2=+.53
income               B3=+.54
education            B4=+.55
All variables p<.05
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.04 p < .05 Ages 60-71. Step wise multiple regression
selfrated health     R= +.40
internal control     B1=+.44
org. activity        B2=+.45
All variables p<.05