Correlational finding on Happiness and Time spend at home
Subject code: T01ad03

StudyLee (1985): study US 1979
TitleProbing Behavioral Patterns of Structuring Daily Life.
SourceHuman Relations, 1985, Vol. 38, 457 - 476
Public23-49 aged, USA, 1979-1981
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =80

Author's labelTime use / enjoyment
Page in Source 473
Our classificationTime spend at home, code T01ad03
Types derived from a 9 day time use diary:
a) Home based: high quantity and high quality time is 
spent at home; low, average or inconsistent time spent 
at work
b) Work based: high quantity and high quality time is 
spent at work but not at home
c)Conjoint: high quantity and high quality time is 
spent at both home and work 
d) Diffuse: high quantity and high quality time is 
neither spent at work nor at home, but significant time 
was spent in other types of places like other's homes, 
restaurants, or places of recreation.

Observed Relation with Happiness
              All  Males Female  M-F difference
a Home based  5,9  6,2   5,8     -0,4
b Work based  5,2  5,3   4,8     -0,5
c Conjoint    5,9  5,8   5,9     +0,1
d Diffuse     5,3  5,5   5,2     -0,2

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-7-aSelfreport on single question:

In general, how happy would you say you are these days.....?
7 extremely happy
6 very happy
5 pretty happy
4 not too happy
3 a bit unhappy
2 pretty unhappy
1 very unhappy

Appendix 2: Statistics used
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.