- 50+ aged, general public, USA, 1975
- N = 410
- Non Response:
at home and activity-diary kept 24 h. before the interview
- Authors's label
- Passive leisure
- Our Classification
- During 24-hour period prior to the interview, respondents reported each activity they engaged in (PARTICIPATION) and the time spend on each activity (DURATION) on an activity diary. Activities were coded into categories, one of which was "passive leisure" such as watching TV, reading and writing.
Work status was measured by self-labeling by respondents and a question about engagement in work for pay at present. Self-labeled housewives were excluded.
Observed Relation with Happiness
ß controlled for self-reported health, income and age. Relations with 'participation' also controled for 'duration' and relations with 'duration' also for participation.