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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study ZA 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2736
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Political concern
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single question: "How interested would you say you are in politics?"
1   Not at all interested
2   Not very interested
3   Somewhat interested
4   Very interested

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a DM = + 1       M=2.77     Mt=5.9
2       M=2.77     Mt=5.9
3       M=2.90     Mt=6.3
4       M=2.82     Mt=6.1
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = + 1       M=6.04      Mt=5.6
2       M=6.03      Mt=5.6
3       M=6.42      Mt=6.0
4       M=6.29      Mt=5.9
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + 1       M= .45      Mt=5.5
2       M= .87      Mt=5.9
3       M=1.63      Mt=6.6
4       M=1.65      Mt=6.6
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.04 ns O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.04 ns A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.18 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tb = +.03 ns O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tc = +.04 p < .05 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.15 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = -.02 ns ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = -.03 ns ß controlled for sex, age, and household income A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.11 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income