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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 Assosiations 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:
Selfreport 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
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -24 - 24 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.80 6.80
Full text:
Selfreport 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 Sex (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 rating Religious participation Participation in church Summed determinants Summed effects of current individual conditions (micro level)