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Correlational findings

Study Robinson & Martin (2008): study US 1972 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-2006
Survey name:
US-GSS 1972-2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5005
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Time on hands
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
"Time on hands"
3 Quite often
2 Now and then
1 Almost never

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a D% = +/-                        Happy
               Very Somewhat Not    D%
3 Quite often  14%    17%    34%    -20%
2 Now and then 35%    45%    48%    -13%
1 Almost never 51%    38%    19%    +32%
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a r = +.15 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a = +.19