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Measures of strength of religiosity/spirituality.

Data File: General Social Survey, 1998

Source: Fetzer Institute, National Institute on Aging Working Group. 2003. Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness, Spirituality for Use in Health Research. A Report of a National Working Group. Supported by the Fetzer Institute in Collaboration with the National Institute on Aging. Kalamazoo, MI.


General Instructions:

Alpha when items are combined = .77.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


RELPERSN from General Social Survey, 1998

To what extent do you consider yourself a religious person? Are you... (RELPERSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious26818.5
2) Moderately religious60641.9
3) Slightly religious33523.2
4) Not religious at all21815.1
8) Dont know20.1
9) No answer161.1
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (RELPERSN):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


SPRTPRSN from General Social Survey, 1998

To what extent do you consider yourself a spiritual person? Are you... (SPRTPRSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very spiritual31421.7
2) Moderately spiritual57139.5
3) Slightly spiritual36625.3
4) Not spiritual at all17111.8
8) Dont know50.3
9) No answer181.2
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (SPRTPRSN):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.




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