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Correlational findings

Study Davis (1984): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1982
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13581
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Visiting bars, taverns
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question:
How often do you go to a bar or tavern?
0 never
1 once or several times a year
2 once or several times a month
3 once a week or more

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = -.62 p < .01 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d tau = -.37 p < .01 % very happy
0      39
1      32
2      29
3      26
The relationship disappears after control for marital status.