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Correlational findings

Study Kaliterna Lipovcan & Prizmic-Larsen (2016): study HR 2008

Public:
18+ aged happy and unhappy people, Croatia, 2008
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 800
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
The respondents were told that responses were anonymous

Correlate

Authors's Label
Leisure activities
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-rated on how often one engage one of the following activities:
a: Visiting cultural events (7 items):
     - going to theatre
     - art exhibition
     - concert
     - cinema
     - daily excursion
     - doing hobbies
     - reading books
b: Active socializing and going out activities (4 items) :
     - attending sport events
     - playing sport
     - going to restaurant
     - going to coffee bars
c: Family and home activities (4 items):
     - visiting friends and relatives
     - shopping
     - going to the church
     - watching TV

Each item rated:
1 never
.
.
.
8 every day
Average rating is calculated for each group of activities

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a DM = + a: VISITING CULTURAL EVENTS

          visiting cultural events
happy       M = 2.7    SD = 0.97
unhappy     M = 2.2    SD = 1.06
- difference  + 0.5
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a = .00 ns M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a = .05 p < .01 M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a d = 0.49 M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a d = 0 M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a d = 0.48

Etas-squared controlled for:
- gender
- age
- education level
- per capita household income
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a = .02 p < .01 M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a DM = +0.6 ns b: ACTIVE SOCIALIZING ANG GOING OUT

         active socializing and going out
happy         M = 2.9      SD = 1.59
unhappy       M = 2.3      SD = 1.42
- difference    + 0.6
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a DM = + c: FAMILY AND HOME ACTIVITIES

           family and home activities
happy        M = 5.4      SD = 0.93
unhappy      M = 4.9      SD = 1.15
- difference   + 0.5