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Correlational findings

Study Peacock & Poloma (1999): study US 1988

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1988
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1030
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
and interview: telephone

Correlate

Authors's label
Prayer
Our Classification
Operationalization
A: Selfreport of praying experience on 5 questions

B:  Kind of prayer practiced:
      a:  Ritual prayer: reading or reciting from a prepared prayer script.
      b: Conversational (or colloquial) prayer: talking to God in one's own words.
      c: Meditative prayer: intuitive rather than discursive and cognitive in taking a posture of "listening for God".
     d: Petitionary prayer: asking God for material things or assistance.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-b r = +.25 p < .01 A: Prayer experience O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-b r = +.09 p < .05 Ba: Colloquial prayer O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-b r = +.13 p < .01 Bb: Meditative prayer O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-b r = +.09 p < .01 Bc: Ritual prayer O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-b r = .00 ns Bd: Petitionary prayer O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-b Beta = +/- Colloquial prayer
age 18-25 Beta=+.20 (ns)
age 26-35 Beta=-.23 (01)
age 36-45 Beta=-.03 (ns)
age 46-55 Beta=+.16 (ns)
age 56-65 Beta=+.05 (ns)
age 66-75 Beta=-.03 (ns)
age 76-96 Beta=+.13 (ns)

Beta's controlled for:
- sex
- income
O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-b Beta = +/- Meditative prayer
age 18-25 Beta=-.06 (ns)
age 26-35 Beta=+.05 (ns)
age 36-45 Beta=-.25 (05)
age 46-55 Beta=-.09 (ns)
age 56-65 Beta=-.10 (ns)
age 66-75 Beta=+.05 (ns)
age 76-96 Beta=-.06 (ns)

Beta's controlled for:
- sex
- income