Findings on happiness in Ott (2010): study ZZ 2006 /1

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
Public18+ aged, general public, Multiple nations, 2006
Collect period2006
Survey nameGallupWorldPoll2006
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability sample within nations
Respondents N =1300000
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
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Democratic Good GovernanceN12ab07Quality of government in nation
Technical Good GovernanceN12ab07Quality of government in nation