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Correlational findings

Study Halman et al. (1987): study ZZ EU 10 1981 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, EU 10 nations, 1981
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 1
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 12464
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Religousness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Direct question: "Apart from visiting church, would you say that you're a religious person ?"(order reversed).
0 Religious
1 Not religious

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a DMt = + EC (stratified sample)
Religious         Mt' = 7.12
Not religious     Mt' = 6.97
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DMt = + Religious         Mt' = 7.04
Not religious     Mt' = 6.67
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = In none of the european countries, ß weights of this variable reached .10 level in multiple regression analysis, when controlling for:
life satisfaction (HAPP 2.1), affect (AFF 2.3);
satisfaction with income, health and family life;
age, income, male sex, marital status, having children, work; urbanisation, type of dwelling, own home, religiousness, social participation; uncertainty about future, expected negative changes in income; satisfaction 5 years in past and future; tolerance, loneliness, misantropy, hopeless about life and sense of control.
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = Exept for Northern Ireland (ß = -.11) in none of the european countries, ß weights of this variable reached .10 level in multiple regression analysis, when controlling for:
life satisfaction (HAPP 2.1), affect (AFF 2.3);
satisfaction with income, health and family life;
age, income, male sex, marital status, having children, work; urbanisation, type of dwelling, own home, religiousness, social participation; uncertainty about future, expected negative changes in income; satisfaction 5 years in past and future; tolerance, loneliness, misantropy, hopeless about life and sense of control.