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Correlational findings

Study Hawkins & Booth (2005): study US 1980

Public:
Couples, USA, followed 12 years, 1980-1992
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1150
Non Response:
35%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Religiosity
Our Classification
Operationalization
Religiosity is a measure of the influence of religion on the respondent's life, ranging from 1= not at all to 5=very much.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.15 p < .001 T1 Happiness by T1 Religiosity O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.16 p < .001 T4 Happiness by T1 religiosity (12 year interval) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad Beta = +.04 p < .01 T1-T4 change in happiness(T4 happiness controlling T1 happiness)
Controlling for
- Continuously married
- Divorced/Unmarried
- Divorced/Remarried
- Age
- Gender
- White
- Years of education
- Family income
- Number of children
- Stepchild
- Remarried
- Cohabited

T4 is 1992