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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study DE East Germany 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, East Germany, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1336
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-c-sq-v-4-a DM = + 1       M=2.96     Mt=6.5
2       M=2.92     Mt=6.4
3       M=3.05     Mt=6.8
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = + 1       M=6.47      Mt=6.1
2       M=6.63      Mt=6.3
3       M=7.08      Mt=6.8
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + 1       M=1.32      Mt=6.3
2       M=1.16      Mt=6.2
3       M=1.36      Mt=6.4
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a r = +.08 p < .01 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.13 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.02 ns O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a tc = +.06 p < .01 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tc = +.12 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.02 ns O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a Beta = +.11 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.15 p < .001 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