Correlates of happiness in nations1

gender    age     education    income     employment    ses     marriage    children (1)    children (2)    memberships    political concerns    religion    health     fate control    tolerance

Correlation of overall happiness with hedonic level of affect

Variable Measurement Era SPSS code N Source
Happiness by Yesterday's Affect r with 'Wish more days as yesterday ' 1990-91 r_BW_YesterdayAffect1_2006 129 Gallup world Poll 2006
r with sum of felt enjoyment and sadness a lot yesterday 1990-91 r_BW_YesterdayAffect2_2006 129
r with 12 item index of affect yesterday (factor) 1990-91 r_BW_YesterdayAffect3_2006 129


Correlation of happiness with health

happiness – health (self estimate) r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_Health_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 83
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_Healhs_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 83
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_Health_90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 83


Correlation of happiness with socio-demographic variables

Variable Measurement Era SPSS code N Source
happiness gender (male sex) r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_Gender_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 353
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_Gender_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 353
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_ Gender_90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 353
happiness age r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_Age_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 355
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_Age_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 355
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_Age_90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 355
happiness years of education r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_Education90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 356
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_Education_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 356
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_Education90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 356
happiness family income r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_Income_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 363
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_Income_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 363
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990s r_LS_Income_90 ?? WVS2 item??
  r_LS_income_90s 63 WVS2 item??
WVS3 item??
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_Income_90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 363
happiness employment r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_Empolyment_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 358
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_Employment_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 358
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_Employment_90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 358
happiness socio-economic status r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_SES_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 364
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_SES_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 364
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_SES_90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 364
happiness - married r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_Married_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 181
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_Married_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 181
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_Married_90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 181
happiness number of children: ever r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_ChildEver_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 211
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_ChildEver_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 211
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_LS_ChildEver_90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 211
happiness number of children: in household r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_ChildHouse_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 212
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_HL_ChildHouse_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 212
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_ChildHouse90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 212
happiness - memberhips r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_Memberships_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 19-36
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_Memberships_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 19-36
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_Memberships90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 19-36


Correlation of happiness with attitudes and beliefs

happiness – political concern r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_PolConcern_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 241
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_PolConcern_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 241
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_PolConcern_90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 241
happiness – religious r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_Religious_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 151
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_Religious_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 151
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_Religious_90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 151
happiness – perceived fate control r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_ControlBelief_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 95
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_ControlBelief_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 95
r with 10 item ABS 90-91 r_ABS_ControlBelief90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 95
happiness-tolerance r with overall happiness 1990-91 r_HL_Tolerance_90 42 WVS2 item 18 by 69-82
r with 10 step lifesatisfaction 1990-91 r_LS_Tolerance_90 42 WVS2 item 96 by 69-82
r with 10 item ABS 1990-91 r_ABS_Tolerence_90 39 WVS2 items 84-93 by 69-82

1Individual level correlations within nations. Correlations computed by STATNAT team.


Related variables:

Related topics:
Average happiness
Happiness inequality
Happiness in segments
Related themes:
Happiness


States of Nations is an inventory of country characteristics. It is part of the World Database of Happiness


Keywords added: Cross-national, co-variates of happiness, conditions for happiness, concomittants of happiness