Correlational finding on Happiness and Concern about religion
Subject code: R10af01

StudyCameron (1975): study US 1970
TitleMood as an Indicant of Happiness: Age, Sex, Social Class and Situational Differences.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1975, Vol. 30, 216 - 224
PublicCollege students, Detroit, USA, 197?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response?
Respondents N =187

Correlate
Author's labelFrequency of thinking about religion
Page in Source 218/220
Our classificationConcern about religion, code R10af01
Operationalization
Time sampling, the question asked 21 times during 10 
weeks:"Were you thinking about religion?".

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-ARE-cq-sqr-v-3-a
Happy   mood: r=+.05  ns
Neutral mood: r=-.09  ns
Sad     mood: r=+.22 (01)
Happiness assessed by time sampling. Correlations 
concern frequency of report of happy, neutral or 
sad mood.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-ARE-cq-sqr-v-3-aSelfreport on single question, asked 21 times in a period of 10 weeks (experience sampling)

How would you characterize your mood or impulse of the last instant....?
3 happy
2 neutral
1 sad

Summation: average of 21 scores.


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl