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Hadaway (1978): study US 1971

Publication

Author(s):
Hadaway, C.K.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and Religion: A Reanalysis.
Source:
Social Forces, 1978, Vol. 57, 636 - 643

Investigation

Public
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1971
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

"All in all, how satisfied are you with your life these days.....?"
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-n-7-b
Author's label:
Life: rewarding or disappointing
Full text:
Self report on single question:

We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....?
7  completely satisfied
6
5
4  neutral
3
2
1  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a
Author's label:
Total life satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Life characterisation rewarding - disappointing Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating) Religious mindedness Self-definition as religious Importance of faith Concern about religion Religious satisfaction Satisfaction with religion Church attendance Participation in church Personal competence Inner locus of control Index of well-being O-SL by O-further Total life satisfaction O-SL by O-SL