Monday, February 22, 2010

More on black spirituality

MIDUS respondents were asked a number of questions about their spirituality. I calculated the means for blacks and whites:















With all questions, black-white differences are statistically significant. The Cohen d's reveal a gap of moderate size. All the answers are highly intercorrelated which indicates that they are measuring an underlying trait--something that might be termed spirituality. "Mindfulness" is a Buddhist term that refers to the accepting awareness of one's internal experiences.

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  1. "All the answers are highly intercorrelated which indicates that they are measuring an underlying trait--something that might be termed spirituality."

    Or love of verbal flourish, hyperbole and BSing. Have you ever felt embarrassed by grand phrases or thought that you would look ridiculous in flashy clothing? The guys who answered yes to all those questions haven't.

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