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Correlational findings

Study Bahr & Harvey (1980): study US 1972

Public:
Recently widowed miner`s wives and controls,USA, 1972
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 222
Non Response:
Widows 39% ,survivor wives 19% ,other miners wives 48%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Change in importanceof religion
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on question whether death of spouce had changed religious belief
1 increased
0 decreased

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ac D% = + s Widows only
-belief increased  57% happy
-belief decreased  43% happy
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ac r = + s