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Greenfield & Marks (2007): study US 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Greenfield, E.A.; Marks, N.F.
Title:
Religious Social Identity as an Explanatory Factor for Associations Between More Frequent Formal Religious Participation and Psychological Well-Being
Source:
The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 2007, vol. 17, 3, 245-259

Investigation

Public:
25-74 aged, general public, USA, 1995
Survey name:
US-MIDUS
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 3032
Non Response:
39%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
After the telephone interview 87% of the respondents completed a self-administered mailback questionnaire.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 12 questions:

During the past 30 days, how much of the time did you feel ..?
A  So sad nothing could cheer you up
B  Nervous
C  Restless or fidgety
D  Hopeless
E  That everything was an effort
F  Worthless
G  Cheerful
H  In good spirits
I    Extremely happy
J   Calm and peaceful
K  Satisfied
L  Full of life

1 = none of the time (never)
2 = a little of the time
3 = some of the time
4 = most of the time
5 = all of the time  ( always)

Computation: (G+H+I+J+K+L) - ( A+B+C+D+E+F)

Name: Mroczek & Kolarz (1998)  Affect Balance Scale (MIDI-affect)
Classification:
A-BMr-cm-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
affect
Page in publication:
251
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -24 - 24 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.80 6.80
SD:
- -
Full text:
Self report on single question

Using a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means 'the worst possible life' and 10 means the 'best possible life', how would you rate your life overall these days?
0  worst possible life
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  best possible life
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-n-11-b
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Recoded: 0-6 = 1, 7 = 2, 8 =3, 9 = 4, 10 = 5
On this range 1-5: M = 2,86, SD = 1,23
Page in publication:
250, 251

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Religious identity Self-definition as religious Age Current age (in years) Female Sexe: male (vs female) Black Ethnic status in the USA Education Years schooling Income Household income Employed Current employment status Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Has a child Ever had children (vs not) Self rated health Global health self-rating Religious participation Participation in church Summed determinants Summed effects of current individual conditions (micro level)