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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 = 2164
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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:
Selfreport 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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.70 7.80

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