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Correlational findings

Study Evans & Kelley (2002): study AU 1984

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 1984-2001
Survey name:
AU-National Social Scien
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 26009
Non Response:
35-40%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Preliminary letter announcing the survey, followed by the posted questionnaire and if necessary 4 follow-up maillings.

Correlate

Authors's label
Church attendance (ln)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Church attendance (ln):
9: Several times a week
7: Every week
6: Each week, nearly
5: 2-3 per month
4: Once a month
3: Severl times a year
2: Once a year
1: < 1 a year
0: Never

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b b = +.92 O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b Beta = +.09 B and beta controlled for:
- Gender
- Migration
- Family of origin:
  - Parent's education
  - Father's status
  - Parents divorced
  - Number of siblings
- Current family situation:
  - Marital status:
    - Married (1st,2nd and de facto)
    - Widowed
    - Divorced
  - Family size
- Age
- Denomination
- Charity work

B and beta unaffected when additionally controlled for:
- education
- family income
- labor force participation
- spouse in labor force
- hours worked
- occupational status
- job security
- unemployment
O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b = p < .01