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Extent to which respondent receives support from his/her congregation.

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:

Either CONGHLP1 and CONGHLP2 or CONGHRM1 and CONGHRM2 will need to be reverse coded so that all variables are in the same direction. Instructions are provided below for recoding CONGHRM1 and CONGHRM2.

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


CONGHLP1 from General Social Survey, 1998

If you were ill, how much would the people in your congregation help you out? (CONGHLP1)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal37235.9
2) Some26125.2
3) A little11010.6
4) None636.1
8) Dont know656.3
9) No answer16415.8
TOTAL1035100.0

Item Instructions (CONGHLP1):

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


CONGHLP2 from General Social Survey, 1998

If you had a problem or were faced with a difficult situation, how much comfort would the people in your congregation be willing to give you? (CONGHLP2)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal43542.0
2) Some24023.2
3) A little827.9
4) None484.6
8) Dont know646.2
9) No answer16616.0
TOTAL1035100.0

Item Instructions (CONGHLP2):

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


CONGHRM1 from General Social Survey, 1998

How often do the people in your congregation make too many demands on you? (CONGHRM1)
TOTAL%
1) Very often232.2
2) Fairly often575.5
3) Once in a while25324.4
4) Never54252.4
8) Dont know40.4
9) No answer15615.1
TOTAL1035100.0

Item Instructions (CONGHRM1):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data. Variable should also be reverse coded such that 1 = Never, 2 = Once in a while, 3 = Fairly often, 4 = Very often.


CONGHRM2 from General Social Survey, 1998

How often are the people in your congregation critical of you and the things you do? (CONGHRM2)
TOTAL%
1) Very often232.2
2) Fairly often272.6
3) Once in while16415.8
4) Never64962.7
8) Dont know80.8
9) No answer16415.8
TOTAL1035100.0

Item Instructions (CONGHRM2):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data. Variable should also be reverse coded such that 1 = Never, 2 = Once in a while, 3 = Fairly often, 4 = Very often.




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