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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
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.