Religion and life satisfaction: Evidence from Germany
Sinnewe, Elisabeth, Kortt, Michael A., & Dollery, Brian (2015) Religion and life satisfaction: Evidence from Germany. Social Indicators Research, 123(3), pp. 837-855.
We examined the association between religious involvement and life satisfaction using data drawn from the 2003, 2007, and 2011 waves of the German Socio-Economic Panel. Our study provides evidence of an association between attendance at religious services and life satisfaction for respondents residing in West Germany. While social networks partially mediate this relationship for West Germany, there appears to be a remaining direct impact of attendance on life satisfaction. On the contrary, we find no evidence of an association between attendance at religious services and life satisfaction for respondents residing in East Germany.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Germany, Life satisfaction, Religion, Religious participation, Social networks|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
|Deposited On:||26 Feb 2015 23:24|
|Last Modified:||08 Oct 2015 01:41|
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