Findings on happiness in Downie et al. (2007): study ZZ World samples 1995

Publication
Author(s)Downie, M.; Chua, S.N.; Koestner, R.
TitlePolitical Support for Self-determination, Wealth, and National Subjective Well-Being.
SourceMotivation and Emotion, 2007 , Vol. 31, 174 - 181
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11031-007-9070-0#
DOIDOI::10.1007/s11031-007-9070-0
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, 90 nations 1995-2005
Last assesment2005
Survey namePooled surveys
 Taken from World Database of Happiness
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =100000
 N is assumed, based on information in the paper.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question Various questions on satisfaction with life as-a-whole, rated on 10 or 11 step numeral scales. 10 step variants stretched to range 0-10
ClassificationO-SLW---sq-nt-11-a
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication176
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.086.08
Standard deviation1.281.28


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
GDPN04ab01aGnp per capita (raw)
Political self-determinationN14ab02bPolitical freedom
PopulationN03ab07Population size in nation
Value self-determinationN02ab06cPrevalence of individualistic values
Value self-determinationN14ab02dValuation of freedom, also classified as above ↑