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Correlational findings

Study Balswick & Balkwell (1978): study US 1976

Public:
High school students, Georgia, USA, 1970
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1092
Non Response:
12%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Correlate

Authors's label
Orthodoxy
Our Classification
Operationalization
5-item index of closed questions rated on a 4-point scale. The respondents were asked to what extent they agreed with the folowing statements: 1. Jesus is the Divine son of God, 2. The Bible is the inspired word of God, 3. Miracles such as Jesus turning water into wine or walking on water, actually happened, 4. Jesus actually arose from the dead, 5. The Devil actually exists.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ASA-?-mq-v-4-a DM = + p < .06 Difference controled for sex and race.
Religious orthodoxy is more strongly related to the 'expression' of happiness than to the 'feeling' of it.