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Correlational findings

Study Ball & Robbins (1984): study US 1983

Public:
18+ aged, black men, Florida, USA, 1983
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 253
Non Response:
14%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
in the respondents' own home

Correlate

Authors's label
Social participation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of direct questions on: frequence of interaction with nearby friends and relatives, and church attendancy.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DMt = + NS C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DMt = ns Linear relationship,
greater spread in happiness among less participating people.

C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a b = +03 NS C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = +.03 ns ß controlled for: self-perceived health, age, SES, marital status.