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Correlational findings

Study Gehmacher (1992d): study AT 1989 /1

Public:
Military male cadres, Austria, 1989
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1350
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Current sporting
Our Classification
Operationalization
Questions about current sportactivities
0. no sport
1. some sport for pleasure or health
   (gymnastics, jogging)
2. regular condition sporting
3. regular achievement sporting

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-n-5-a DM = + ns 0. M=3.14
1. M=3.19
2. M=3.29
3. M=3.28
   
O-SLu-c-sq-n-5-a rpc = ns rcp controled for age, health, coping capacity and sporting in youth.

Path-analysis suggests that current sporting does not affect happiness directly, but fosters it slightly through effects on health  (+.08) and coping capacity (+.02).