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Correlational findings

Study Perkins (1991): study US 1987

Public:
College-educated (liberal arts) adults, USA, 1988
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 860
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
strength of religiosity
Our Classification
Operationalization
single-item indicator as to the strength of religious faith.
6 response categories:
- no religious faith,
- not important to me at all
- not very strong
(together classified as 'low religiosity')
-fairly strong
-very strong
-most important aspect of life
(together classified as 'high reliogiosity)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = + p < .05                             % unhappy  
All                        
-high religious commitment   4.5%
-low religious commitment    8.7%
Difference                  -4.2%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = + ns Females
-high religious commitment  4.2%
-low religious commitment   7.8%
Difference                 -3.6%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = + ns Males
-high religious commitment  4.9%
-low religious commitment   9.5%
Difference                 -4.6%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = + p < .05 High yuppie orientation
-high religious commitment  5.5% (N=128)
-low religious commitment  13.6% (N=213)
difference                 -8.1%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = + ns Low yuppie orientation
-high religious commitment 4.1%  (N=222)
-low religious commitment  4.5%  (N=244)
Difference                -0.4%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = + p < .05 High yuppie orientation,males
-high religious commitment 6.8%  (N= 74)
low religious commitment  14.6%  (N=130)  
Difference                -7.8%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = + ns Low yuppie orientation, males
-high religious commitment 3.5% (N= 86)
-low religious commitment  4.7% (N=129)
Difference               - 1.2%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = + ns High yuppie orientation, females
-high religious commitment 3.7%  (N=54)
-low religious commitment 12.0%  (N=83)
Difference               - 8.3%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = + ns Low yuppie orientation, females
-high religious commitment 4.4% (N= 136)
-low religious commitment  4.4% (N= 114)
Difference                 0.0%