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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
Importance of religion
Our Classification
Operationalization
Direct question:"How important is religion for you?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b D% = +14 Widows(husband died six months ago in mine fire) C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b D% = + s -Widows(husband died six months ago in mine fire)
Among Ss responding 'very important' 39% more   
'very happy'
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b r = ? ns Survivor wives(husband survived mine fire)         C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b D% = ns -Survivor wives (husband survived mine fire) C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b r = ? ns Other miners wives(husband was not involved in mine fire)   C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b D% = ns -Other miners wives (husband was not involved in
mine fire)