Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with leisure activities
Subject code: L03ad03b

StudyHaavio-Mannila (1971): study FI 1966
TitleSatisfaction with Family, Work, Leisure and Life among Men and Women.
SourceHuman Relations, 1971, Vol. 24, 585 - 601
Public15-64 aged, general public, Finland, 1966
Respondents N =948

Author's labelSatisfaction with possib. for leisure time activities
Page in Source 590
Our classificationSatisfaction with leisure activities, code L03ad03b
Closed question rated on a 4-point scale ranging from 
'very unsatisfied' to 'very satisfied'.

Observed Relation with Happiness
O-SLW-?-sq-v-3-br=+ p < .05
unmarried employed males    : r = +.53 (05)
unmarried employed females  : r = +.19 (05)
married employed males      : r = +.28 (05)
married employed females    : r = +.29 (05)
married non-employed females: r = +.54 (05)

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-?-sq-v-3-bSelfreport on single question:

".....satisfaction with overall life....."
(Full questions not reported)
3 very satisfied
2 fairly satisfied
1 not satisfied
- NA

Appendix 2: Statistics used
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

r = 0 no correlation ,
r = 1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.