Correlational findings

Study Shin & Johnson (1978): study US 1975

Heads of households, Illinois, USA, 1975
N = 665
Non Response
Interview: Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI)


Authors's Label
Participation in communal activities
Our Classification
9-item index. The respondents were asked whether or not they had:
a. written or spoken to a local political public official about  their community;
b. written to a local newspaper about community matters;
c. attended a meeting or gathering in which local government or community policy matters were a major subject for consideration;
d. contributed time or money in a local campaign;
e. been a candidate for  and/or held one local effective office;
f. been a member of a local political club or organization;
g. contributed money to social service organizations;
h. worked as a volunteer with any  social service organization;
i. always voted in local elections.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.06 ns O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.01 Beta controlled for:
- recources
- assessments
- comparisons

- rage
- sex
- age
- income
- education
- home ownership
- marital status
- number of children
- number of householdmembers

Assessments: satisfaction with:
- standard of living
- leisure time
- housing
- health
- education
- community
- government

- perception of being happier than others
- percieved financial improvement in the past few years