Correlational findings

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

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


Authors's Label
Social service activities
Our Classification
Related specification variables
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 = + ns/s 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
M-AO-u-mq-*-*-c r = - ns/s 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)
M-AO-u-mq-*-*-c r = ns A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = ns Oldest   (middle aged + preretired)
M-AO-u-mq-*-*-c = ns