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Correlational findings

Study Jones (2002a): study CA 1998

Public:
12-15 aged, Canada, 1998
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 31194
Non Response:
13%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Worship frequency of the mother
Our Classification
Operationalization
Frequency of worship attendance of the mother
a: non-worshipper
b: worships 1-2 times yearly
c: worships 3-4 times yearly
d: worships monthly
e: worships weekly

For B: Worship frequency of the family

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-4-n D% = + % very happy:
a: non-worshipper             24%
b: worships 1-2 times yearly  29%
c: worships 3-4 times yearly  30%
d: worships monthly           30%
e: worships weekly            31%
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-n b = +.00 p < .002 Children with religious affiliation only:
(boys N=1178, girls N=1192)

girls
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-n b = +.00 p < .001 boys

B controlled for:
- child's age
- religion
- worship frequency of the child
- public school attendee or not
- family composition
- education of the mother
- working mother or not
- smoking and drinking by the mother
- household income
- region