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Correlational findings

Study Palmore & Kivett (1977): study US 1968

Public:
46+ aged whites, followed 2 years, USA, 1968-1972/74
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 378
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Whole-day interviews, tests and examinations

Correlate

Authors's label
Social activity hours
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of hours spent during the last typical week "attending a sports event such as baseball or football games; attending church or other meetings; lectures or concerts; doing volunteer work for church, other organizations or relatives; visiting, telephoning or writing friends or relatives; parties, eating or entertaining".

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.11 p < .05 T1 social activity by T1 life satisfaction C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.06 ns C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.09 ns T1 social activity by T2 life satisfaction C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.08 ns C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.12 p < .05 T1 social activity by T3 life satisfaction C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.09 ns Beta's controlled for:
- selfrated health
- sexual enjoyment
- organizational activity
- productive hours
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = ns T1 social activity by T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness
Change happiness measured controling T3 happiness for T1 happiness
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = ns T1 health by T2-T3 CHANGE in happiness
Change happiness measured controling T3 happiness for T2 happiness