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Correlational findings

Study Andrews (1991): study US 1980

Public:
Adults, general public, USA, 1972-1988
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2985
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
1972: face to face interview 1988: telephone interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with use of spare time
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question rated on 7 point delighted-terrible scale "How do you feel about your use of spare time?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a = + 1972: +.40      1988: +.40 O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = + 1972: +.14      1988: +.08
ß controlled for satisfaction with 5 other aspects of life: 1: fun, 2: accomplishments, 3: family income, 4: national government