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Studies

Bennett (1970): study US 1969

Publication

Author(s):
Bennett, F.A.
Title:
Avowed Happiness in Communities of Religious Women.
Source:
Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University of Utah, 1970, USA

Investigation

Public:
Nuns, Catholic congregations, USA, 1969
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 963
Non Response:
11,5%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Considering everything that has happened to you recently, how would you say things are with you - would you say you are.....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-f
Author's label:
Happiness
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 13%,   2: 50%,   3: 37%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.24
SD:
0.67

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age-groups Current age (in years) Educational level Level of school-education Loneliness Feeling lonely (vs not)
Intimate discussions
Presence of confident Having a confident or not Description of job Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Preparation for job Self-perceived work-performance Evaluating superior Satisfaction with management Recognition of work Satisfaction with management Freedom of disagreement Self-direction at work Description of superior Leadership of boss Trust of superior Satisfaction with management Group-made decisions Self-direction at work Presence of superior Self-direction at work Choosing own superior Self-direction at work Considering depature from the convent Attitudes to institution
Specific changes wanted
Size of convent Size of institution Satisfaction from religious activities Satisfaction with religion Cognitive dissonance Religious climate in family
Agreement with parents
Acceptance of one's life-goals by others