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Studies

Perkins (1991): study US 1987

Publication

Author(s):
Perkins, H.W.
Title:
Religious Commitment, Yuppie Values, and Well-Being in Post-Collegiate Life.
Source:
Review of Religious Research, 1991, vol. 32, 3.

Investigation

Public:
College-educated (liberal arts) adults, USA, 1988
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 860
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In terms of general happiness and sen se of wellbeing, how would you usually describe yourself today
1  very unhappy
2  fairly unhappy
3  fairly happy
4  very happy
Classification:
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
general sense of well-being
Remarks:
7% fairly to very unhappy; 93 % fairly to very happy.
Page in publication:
247

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding strength of religiosity Self-definition as religious Yuppie Orientation Social values
Work values
Object of life-goals