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Correlational findings

Study Ringdal (1996): study NO 1991

Public:
Cancer patients, Norway, 1991
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 253
Non Response:
19%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
religiosity
Our Classification
Error Estimates
intercorrelation : r = + 0,56 Crombach's alpha = + 0,71
Distribution
Range: 1-6, Mean: 4,46, SD: 1,27
Frequencies in % : 1: 0, 2: 7, 3: 17, 4: 16, 5:25, 6: 23 , Missing: 13
Operationalization
Self report on two questions:  
A.Can you tell about your religieus beliefs:
1 I do not believe in God
2 I do not know
3 I believe in God
B.Have your religious beliefs been of support to you after you became ill from cancer?
1: no support
2: some suppott
3: very good support

computation A+B

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-c-sq-*-*-a r = +.22 p < .00 O-SL?-c-sq-*-*-a Beta = +.23 p < .00 Beta controled for:
- age
- sex
- level education
- prognosis (docters rating)