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Studies

Rosenberg (1962): study US 1960

Publication

Author(s):
Rosenberg, M.
Title:
The Dissonant Religious Context and Emotional Disturbance.
Source:
American Journal of Sociology, 1962, Vol. 68, 1 - 10

Investigation

Public:
High school pupils, New York, USA,1960
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1618
Non Response:
1% because of inadequate answers
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 6 questions:

A  On the whole, how happy would you say you are?
B  On the whole, I think I am a quite happy person.
C  In general, how would you say you feel most of the time -in   
    good or in low spirits?
D  I get a lot of fun out of life.
E  I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be.
F  How often do you feel downcast and rejected?

Response options: not reported

The items of this scale were randomly distributed in the questionnaire.

Name: Rosen 'Depressive Affect Scale'
Classification:
M-AO-g-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Depressive Affect
Remarks:
Depressed     : 17%
Not-depressed : 83%
Error estimates:
Reliability: equivalence: Guttman Scale reproducebility 95% Guttman Scale scalability 75% Validity:

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Religious dissonanceof social context Social homogeneity in vinicity
Social acceptance of own values
Ethnic status in neighborhood
Social acceptance of one's religion
Ethnic diversity in vinicity
Experience of prejudice Personal experience of ethnic discrimination
Social acceptance of one's religion