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Correlational findings

Study Sarracino (2008): study ZZ World samples 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 39 nations, 1990-2001
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 267870
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Voluntary
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report of membership of voluntary organizations on..
a: religious
b: sport
c: arts
d: unions
e: politics
f: charity
g: professional
h: environment
Rated:
1:yes
0:no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.01 ns RELIGIOUS
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.04 ns High income nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.10 ns SPORT
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.06 ns High income nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.07 ns ARTS
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.04 ns High income nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.14 ns UNIONS
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.10 ns High income nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.20 p < .05 POLITICS
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.22 ns High income nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.24 p < .01 CHARITY
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.11 ns High income nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.15 ns PROFESSIONAL
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.19 ns High income nations

OLRC's controlled for:
- socio-demographic aspects:
  - age
  - gender
  - education
  - employment
  - marital status
- wealth
  - income
  - subjective health
- relational goods
  - time spend in social contacts
- social capital
  - perceived freedom and control
  - trust in people
  - honesty
- positional goods
  - social class
  - income quintile