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Correlational findings

Study Levin & Taylor (1998): study US 1979

Public:
18+ aged Blacks, USA, followed 1979 to 1992
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1988
Non Response:
32%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Church activity
Our Classification
Operationalization
How often do you usually attend religious service?
1: never
2: less than once a year
3: a few times a year
4: a few times a month - 1 to 3 times
5: at least once a week - 1 to 3 times
6: nearly every day - 4 or more times a week

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-aa r = +.11 p < .01 T1 religion by T1-T2 CHANGE in life satisfaction O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-aa Beta = +.01 ns Beta controlled for T2
- religion
- health
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-aa Beta = +.01 ns Beta additionally controled for T2
- age
- sexe
- education
- marital status
- employment status
- region in the US
- urban/rural
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.11 p < .01 T1 religion by T1-T2 CHANGE in life satisfaction O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = -.03 ns Beta controlled for T2
- religion
- health
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = -.05 ns Beta additionally controled for T2
- age
- sexe
- education
- marital status
- employment status
- region in the US
- urban/rural