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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study ZA 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2736
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Self-definition as religious
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single question: "Independently of wether you go to church or not, would you say you are....."
1   A convinced atheist
2   Not a religious person
3   A religious person

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a DM = + 1       M=2.70     Mt=5.7
2       M=2.74     Mt=5.8
3       M=2.85     Mt=6.2
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = + 1       M=5.82      Mt=5.4
2       M=5.86      Mt=5.4
3       M=6.31      Mt=5.9
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + 1       M= .77      Mt=5.8
2       M= .92      Mt=5.9
3       M=1.30      Mt=6.3
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.05 p < .05 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.06 p < .05 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.06 p < .05 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tc = +.03 p < .05 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tc = +.04 p < .01 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.04 p < .01 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = +.03 ns ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.05 p < .05 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.06 p < .05 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income