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Correlational findings

Study Herzog et al. (1982): study US 1978 /1

Public:
25-97 aged, general public, USA, 1971-1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6918
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Interpersonal/ leisure satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
DATASET 1
"The things you and your family do together?"; "The way you spend your time, your non-working activities?"; "The things you do and the times you have with friends?"; rated on 7-point scales (high scores indicating high satisfaction) and combined into index.
DATASET 6 and 7
"All things considered, how satisfied are you with your family life -- the time you spend and the things you do with members of your family?";
"Overall, how satisfied are you with the ways to spend your spare time?"; "All thingss considered, how satisfied are you with your friendships -- with the time you can spend with friends, the things you do together, the number of friends you have as well as the particular people who are your friends?"; rated on 7-pointscale (high scores indicating high satisfaction) and combined into an index.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.08 p < .05 DATASET 1: ß higher among 45-64 than among 25-44 and 65-97 aged (p<.05). ß controlled for Economic, Residence, Job, Health and Marriage satisfaction. O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.0 ns DATASET 6: ß identical across age (25-44/45-64/
65-97). ß controlled for Economic, Residence, Job, Health, Marriage satisfaction.
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.29 p < .05 DATASET 7: ß lower among 25-44 than among 45-64 and 65-97 aged (p<.05). ß controlled for Economic, Residence, Job, Health and Marriage satisfaction.