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Studies

Zullig et al. (2006): study US 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Zullig, K.J.; Horn, T.; Ward, R.M.
Title:
The Association between Perceived Spirituality, Religiosity, and Life Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Self-Rated Health.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2006, Vol.79, 255 - 274

Investigation

Public
18+aged, university students, USA, 2003
Sample
Probability simple random sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
48%
Assessment
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
By e-mail, anonymous

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

I would describe my satisfaction with my overall life as..
1  terrible
2  unhappy
3  mostly dissatisfied
4 mixed ( equally satisfied and dissatisfied)
5  mostly satisfied
6  pleased
7  delighted

Item in Huebner's BMSLSS 'Multidimensional Student Life satisfaction Scale'
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-e
Author's label:
Overall life-satisfaction
Remarks:
The paper reports a mean of 4,80, based on a 0-6-scale. On scale 1-7 the mean is 5,80.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Religiosity Self-definition as religious Spirituality Current religious beliefs Self-perceived health Self-perceived health