Findings on happiness in Ott (2010): study ZZ 2006

Publication
Author(s)Ott, J.C.
TitleGood Governance and Happiness in Nations: Technical Quality Precedes Democracy and Quality Beats Size.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2010, Vol. 11, 353 - 368
DOIDOI:10.1007/s10902-009-9144-7
Investigation
Public15+ aged, general public, Multiple nations, 2006
Collect period2006
Survey nameGallupWorldPoll 2006-2011
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =127000
 About 1000 respondents per nation
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication358
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Democratic Quality of GovernmentN12ab04Political democracy in nation
Democratic Quality of GovernmentN12ab05bPolitical violence, also classified as above ↑
Democratic Quality of GovernmentN12ab07Quality of government in nation, also classified as above ↑
Size of governmentN12ab08aGovernment consumption
Size of governmentN12ab08Size of government, also classified as above ↑
Size of governmentN04ab13aeSocial security in nation, also classified as above ↑
Size of governmentN04ab13bState control of economy in nation, also classified as above ↑
Size of governmentN04ab13aState welfare effort in nation, also classified as above ↑
Technical Quality of GovernmentN12ab07Quality of government in nation