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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
Prayer
Our Classification
Operationalization
How often do you pray?
1: never
2: a few times a year
3: a few times a month - 1 to 3 times
4: at least once a week - 1 to 3 times
5: 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 = +.13 p < .00 T1 O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-aa r = +.10 p < .05 T2 O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-aa Beta = +.13 p < .00 T1 O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-aa Beta = +.08 p < .05 T2

Beta's controled for self rated health
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-aa Beta = +.06 p < .05 T1 O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-aa Beta = +.06 ns T2

Beta's additionally controled for:
- age
- sexe
- education
- marital status
- employment status
- region
- urban/rural
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.16 p < .00 T1 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.11 p < .01 T2 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.16 p < .00 T1 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.08 p < .05 T2

Beta's controled for self rated health
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.08 p < .00 T1 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.06 ns T2

Beta's additionally controled for:
- age
- sexe
- education
- marital status
- employment status
- region
- urban/rural