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Correlational findings

Study Hay & Morisy (1978): study GB 1976

Public:
General public, Great Britain, 1976
Survey name:
Omnibus Survey
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1865
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Religious experience
Our Classification
Operationalization
A: "Had you been aware of, or influenced by a presence or power, whether referred to as God or not, which is different from your everyday selves?"
1 Never in my life
2 Once or twice
3 Several times
4 Often'
5 All of the times

B: "Have you ever felt as though you were very close to a powerful spiritual force that seemed to lift you
out of yourself?"
1 Never in my life
2 Once or twice
3 Several times
4 Often'
5 All of the times

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a D% = + p < .02 A: aware of or influenced by a presence or power

"Never in my life"
- High( > +1 ): 47%
- Low ( < +2 ): 53%
"Positive response"
- High( > +1 ): 54%
- Low ( < +2 ): 46%
Chi² = 6,48
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a ta = +.03 p < .05 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a ta = +.05 p < .01 B: felt close to spiritual force