Correlational findings

Study VanEe & VanDijk (2005): study ZZ Western nations 2004

University students, USA and The Netherlands, 2004
N = 361
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
individual educational values
Our Classification
M = 2.69, SD = .494
M St. Louis=2.73, SD = .536
M Utrecht= 2.65, SD = .440
Please circle in the first column, next to the statement, the extent to which you agree with the statements:

Concerning an education for me it's important:
A To have brilliant professors
B That teachers be especially friendly
C To do good academic work at the university
D That a student who scores high grades not be more appreciated than the average student
E To be the best student in class
F That the choice of major does not depend on gender
G To get better marks than my best friend in school
H That bad results are not a disaster
I That male students are allowed to cry
J To see the highest performing students as a model
K To solve conflicts by means of discussion

Rating: 1= strongly disagree...5= strongly agree
Summation: Average

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = -.07 ns St. Louis r=+.09 ns
Utrecht   r=+.01 ns
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.06 ns St.Louis r=-.08 ns
Utrecht  r=+.01 ns
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.03 ns St. Louis r= -.03 ns
Utrecht   r= +.02 ns