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Correlational findings

Study McNamara & St.George (1978): study US 1971

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1971
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2164
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured, at home

Correlate

Authors's label
Church attendance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question on attendance at religious services.
more than once a week  (3)
once a week            (2)
2 or 3 times a month       x)
less than once a month     x)
not at all             (1)

x) In the gamma-calculations the groups answering: "2 or 3 times a month", and "less than once a month" were discarded.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.19 p < .01 LIFE CYCLE    
never married,age under 30      G'=+.21      01
never married, age over 30         -.19      05
widowed                            +.02      ns
divorced / separated               -.22      01
married, youngest child under 6    +.27      01
married, youngest child over 6     +.20      01
married, no children under 18      +.25      01
married, age under 30, no children +.36      01
married, age over 30, no children  +.47      01

RACE
white                              +.20      01
black                              +.26      01

FAMILY INCOME
  0    -$ 4999                     +.26      01
$ 5000 -$ 9999                     +.19      01
$10000 -$16999                     +.20      01
over    $17000                     +.26      01

SCHOOLING
elementary only                    +.09      01
grades 9-11                        +.28      01
high school graduate               +.33      01
some college                       +.31      01
college graduate                   +.20      05
post graduate                      -.34      01

LIVING AREA
central cities of 12 largest                Metropolitan Areas                 +.43      01
suburbs within 12 largest
  Meropolitan Areas                -.07      ns
cities over 100.000 not incl.12
  largest Metropolitan Areas       +.31      01
cities 10.000 to 100.000
  excluding suburbs above          +.10      05
places 2.500- 10.000               +.24      01
rural places less than 2.500 in
  Metropolitan Area                +.06      ns
rural places not in Metropolitan
  Area  but adjacent               -.04      ns
rural places not in Metropolitan
  Area, outlying                   +.21      01