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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
Affluence
Our Classification
Remarks
Affluence factor score from factor analying. where data on this indicatiors were not available for a country in the data set, data added by using Demographic Yearbook 1987(United Nations, 1990), the Unesco statistical Yearbook 1990(United Nations, 1990), and historial weather data web site(WashingtonPost)
Operationalization
Affluence score was derived from factor analying all variables constituting the five ecosocial factors by Georgas and Berry (1995):
a. Ecological factor (temperature and
   precipitation)
b. Economical factor
c. Educational factor
d. Mass communication factor
   (number of telephones, newspapers)
e. Population factor (mortality,
   birth rates)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-*-sq-vt-11-a r = +.74 p < .01 Average happiness by affluence in 24 countries.