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
difference between educational values of the people I know and me
Our Classification
scores of educational values the student thinks the people in his/her surrounding will respond minus his/her own scores on this value
M= .14, SD= .49
Please circle in the second column the extent the people you know to agree with the statements:

Concerning an education for the people I know 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
individual score minus score people I know
Summation: Average

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.03 ns St.Louis r=+.06 ns
Utrecht  r=-.05 ns
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.02 ns St.Louis r=+.02 ns
Utrecht  r=-.08 ns
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.01 ns St.Louis r=+.03 ns
Utrecht  r=-.07 ns