Correlational finding on Happiness and Socio-demographic + life style
Subject code: S15ab06

StudyGlancy et al. (1986): study US 1947
TitleAdolescent Activities and Adult Success and Happiness: Twenty Four Years Later.
SourceSociology and Social Research, 1986, Vol. 70, 242 - 250
PublicHigh school pupils, rural area Pensylvania USA, followed 1947-1971
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1521

Correlate
Author's labelSummed determinants
Our classificationSocio-demographic + life style, code S15ab06
Operationalization
A Extracurricular activities

B Leisure pattern factors
  a Socializing
  b Social performance/achievement
  c Order & independence
  d General knowledge
  e Opposite gender orientation
  f Home based & outdoor 
  g Play

C Background characteristics
  a Father's Occupation
  b Father's education
  c Mothers's education
  d Number of siblings
  e High school GPA
  f Educational attainment

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aRaČ=+.01 ns
Males A+B+C
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aRaČ=+.02 ns
Females A+B+C


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aSelfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
RaČADJUSTED COEFFICIENT OF MULTIPLE CORRELATION
Type: descriptive statistic only
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0 ; 1]

Meaning:
Ra = 0 « not any association
Ra = 1 « strongest possible association
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl