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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
Membership of Voluntary organisations
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question: Here is a list of organisations. Could you tell me whether or not you are member of each type?
0 belongs to none
1 belongs to one
2 belongs to 2 or more

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = +.22 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d tau = +.13 % very happy:
0      29
1      36
2      38
The relationship disappears after control for marital status.