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Correlational findings

Study Headey et al. (2008a): study DE 1990

Public:
18+ aged general public, Germany, followed 15 years, 1990 - 2005
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 7329
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Change in religious activity
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents were asked about the frequency with which they attend church or engage in other religious activities:
1 never
to
4 at least once a week.
T1 average minus T2 average.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d = T1-T2 CHANGE in religious activity by T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness. O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.14 p < .001 All. O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.18 p < .001 Mature age adults: 30 to 69 years old.

b's controled for:
- gender
- age, age squared
- foreign born
- personality
  - neuroticism
  - extroversion
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.17 p < .001 All. O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.19 p < .001 Mature age adults: 30 to 69 years old.

b's additonally controled for:
- partnered
- education
- income
- health disability
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.07 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.05 p < .001 b-fix controled for
- partnered
- education
- income
- health disability