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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
Religious denomination
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: Anglican (ref.)
b: Catholic
c: No religion
d: Non-christian
e: Other protestant

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b b = -0.9 p < .01 O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b Beta = ns O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b b = -2.3 p < .01 No religion(vs. Anglican) O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b Beta = ns O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b b = -3.1 p < .01 Non christian(vs. Anglican) O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b Beta = ns O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b b = -0.1 p < .01 Other protestant(vs. Anglican) O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b Beta = ns Beta's and B's 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
- Charity work

When additionally controlled for education, family income, labor force participation and spouse in labor force:
b: B and Beta ns
c: B= -2.52;Beta= -.05
d: ns
e: ns

Plus additionally controlled for hours worked, occupational status, job security and unemployment:
b: ns
c: B= -2.16 and beta= -.05
d: ns
e: ns