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Correlational findings

Study Veroff et al. (1981): study US 1976

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2264
Non Response:
29%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Church attendance
Our Classification
Operationalization
More than once a week/
Weekly/
Few times a month; monthly/
Few times a year/
Never/

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.15 p < .01 1957 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tc = +.10 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.14 p < .01 1976
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tc = +.09 p < .01
                       1957          1976

In Metropolitan Cities G = +.10  ns  G = +.10 ns
In Suburbs             G = +.15 (05) G = +.24(01)
In Cities              G = +.11  ns  G = +.04 ns
In Towns               G = +.12 (01) G = +.13(01)
In Rural Areas         G = +.23 (001)G = +.13(01)

Effect persists after control for sex, age and education. Interaction effects with sex, age and education.