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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study CN 1990

Public:
18+aged, general public, China, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Membership of volun-tary organizations
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of 'yes' responses: "Which, if any of these organizations do you belong to....?" For example: Religious or church organizations, Political parties or groups, Sports or recreation (16 items). The summed score is divided
into 3 categories ....
1   0
2   1
3   2 - 16

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a DM = + 1       M=2.90      Mt=6.3
2       M=2.89      Mt=6.3
3       M=3.07      Mt=6.9
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + 1       M=1.06      Mt=6.1  
2       M=1.26      Mt=6.3
3       M=1.87      Mt=6.9
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.10 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.14 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tc = +.04 p < .05 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.09 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = +.09 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income
( r and ß computed on uncategorized data )
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.13 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income
( r and ß computed on uncategorized data )