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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
Political Rights and Democracy
Our Classification
Operationalization
Combination of four variables:
a. Humana Rights Index
b. -Index for Political Rights and  
    Civil Liberties
c. Index of Democratization with two
   indicators:
   -Competition (% smaller parties in  
    votes) and
   -Participation (% of population who
    voted in this election
One-factor solution, eigenvalue 33,3, explaining 83,2% of variance.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum---sq-vt-11-a r = +75 p < .01 Average happiness by scores for political rights and civil liberties in 23 countries.