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Correlational findings

Study Lowenthal et al. (1975): study US 1969

Public:
People in transition, metropolis,USA, 1969
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 216
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Lengthy interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Social service activities
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents were asked to list their regular or scheduled social-service activities (helping others, community service)  They were also asked what they did "yesterday".
The number of mentions was recorded.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = hs seniors   males: r= ns    females: r=+.62 (01)
newly weds   males: r= ns    females: r= ns
middle aged  males: r= ns    females: r= ns
preretired   males: r= ns    females: r= ns
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = hs seniors   males: r= ns        females: r= ns
newly weds   males: r= ns        females: r= ns
middle aged  males: r= ns        females: r= ns preretired   males: r=-.57 (01)  females: r= ns
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = ns Youngest (hs seniors + newly-weds)
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = ns Oldest   (middle aged + preretired)
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a = ns