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Correlational findings

Study VanHemert et al. (2002a): study ZZ 1974

Public:
Adults, general public, 30 countries, 1974-1999
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 44098
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Depression
Our Classification
Error Estimates
SD(weighted by sample size)= 6.50,6.88,3.68
Remarks
Combined 1961-version, 1978-version, and Short-version data set The versions differs across nations. Correlations across versions varies between +.94 and +.42 Units are nation averages
Distribution
M(weighted by sample size)= 7.98, 8.81,3.67
Operationalization
Beck Depression Inventory

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-*-sq-vt-11-a r = -.46 p < .05 Average happiness by average score on BDI in 24 countries. O-Sum-*-mq-*-14-a r = -.66 p < .01 Average happiness by average score on BDI in 23 countries.