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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Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University of Utah, 1970, USA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:
Self report 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 Intimate discussions
Feeling lonely (vs not)
Presence of confident Having a confident or not Description of job Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Preparation for job Self-perceived capability for one's work Evaluating superior Satisfaction with management Recognition of work Satisfaction with management Freedom of disagreement Relation with superiors
Self-direction at work
Description of superior Relation with superiors
Recognition at work
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
Democracy 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 Agreement with parents
Acceptance of one's life-goals by others
Religious climate in family